Digital summit - Inclusive finance: Paying the way for sustainable landscapes

Digital summit - Inclusive finance: Paying the way for sustainable landscapes

the Netherlands - 03 July, 2019

Conserving and restoring ecosystems in ways that promote the livelihoods, dignity and autonomy of communities and their people is vital to combating climate change, biodiversity loss and promoting social justice. But how can we create environments that connect financial instruments and ground level landscape initiatives?

Join us on July 9th at 14:00 CEST (Paris, Rome), where we will bring together diverse perspectives on what inclusive finance means and how it may be mobilized. This Digital Summit, organized by the CGIAR Research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), will feature speakers like Pauline Nantongo of Ecotrust in Uganda, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar of Althelia Funds and impact investment manager from Mirova. Speakers will share their experiences and thoughts on the way forward for the upscaling of innovative finance mechanisms that support sustainable landscapes and have special consideration for the smallholders within that landscape.

This Digital Summit emerges from the context of a workstream on inclusive finance initiated within the framework of the FTA, Tropenbos International and CIFOR. This workstream included eight interviews with key stakeholders of the finance value chain and a summary of existing documentation on the topic. This learning journey is now entering a consultative and interactive phase.

Share your thoughts on finance for inclusive and sustainable landscapes with experts on the topic by taking part in this Digital Summit

Register for the digital summit here