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26 April 2023

FAO: Presenting online platforms that connect restoration projects with investors in Asia and the Pacific

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Background and objective

There is accelerating momentum for forest and landscape restoration (FLR) approaches for strengthening livelihoods, food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and enabling on-the-ground implementation of the SDGs, the Global Forest Goals, the Bonn Challenge and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. A Regional Strategy and Action Plan for FLR in Asia-Pacific has been endorsed by various countries in the region. However, there is a clear need to connect restoration projects with investors if FLR efforts are to be up-scaled and replicated across the region. Although sufficient funds exist, donors and investors often struggle to find suitable projects to invest in that contribute to multiple benefits for people and the environment. Meanwhile, project developers, implementers and other actors of change struggle with identifying and communicating with possible funders. This online webinar will present several online platforms that visualise and connect FLR projects with possible investors. All project owners and developers working with FLR in Asia and the Pacific are welcome to learn more about these platforms and discuss their different advantages and possibilities to make a well-informed decision on which platform best fits their project and interests.

Platforms and speakers

Restor: Global hub for nature restoration and conservation Annisa Satwika, Local Lead for South East Asia, Restor

Xilva: Connecting capital to forests, faster Jamie Lawrence, Co-Founder and Forest Strategy Lead, Xilva

Forest Forward Mallory Graves, New Generation Plantations Forests Forward Manager, WWF

Earthshot Labs Trevor Keenan, Chief Scientist, Earthshot Labs Linking corporate funders with sustainable nature-based projects Alexander Watson, Founder and CEO of OpenForests platform

Restoration marketplace George Scott, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (TBC)

Rabobank Acorn: Planting a better future via carbon credits Harm Haverkort, Lead for Asia-Pacific, Rabobank – Acorn program

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From 26 April 2023 at 14:00 to 26 April 2023 at 16:00