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Complimentary Webinar - February 18: Financing Forests with Commodity and Carbon Markets

by Portal Web Editor last modified Feb 13, 2020 09:02 PM
Featuring the launch of a new report from Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Lestari Capital, and insights from Ecosystem Marketplace’s recently-published 2019 State of Voluntary Carbon Markets
When Feb 18, 2020
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Online
Attendees Stephen Donofrio, Director, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace & Supply Change Initiatives
Philip Rothrock, Senior Associate with Forest Trends Supply Change Initiative
Michal Zrust, Founder and CSO, Lestari Capital
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The production of commodities like palm oil, soy, and cattle drives the permanent conversion of 5 million hectares each year, which has serious global consequences for the climate, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and forest communities. Companies that produce, trade, and source these commodities are increasingly aware of the forest risk associated with these business activities, and are increasingly engaged in addressing these supply chain impacts. Reforesting degraded land, conserving existing forests, and protecting biodiversity will be essential to compensate for past destruction. Many companies that directly or indirectly contributed to deforestation may be interested in financing restoration or conservation projects to compensate for past damage and reduce reputational risks.

During this report launch webinar, Forest Trends’ Supply Change initiative will discuss a unique approach of analyzing companies’ exposure, risk, ambition, and actions to address commodity-driven deforestation as a method of identifying appetite for financing forest restoration and conservation. Lestari Capital will highlight how forest conservation projects can and must meet those needs through delivery projects adhering to high sustainability standards. Additionally, this webinar will feature findings from Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report that was published at COP 25, Financing Emissions Reductions for the Future – State of Voluntary Carbon Markets Report 2019, which provides a global analysis of voluntary carbon offsets and found demand for natural climate solutions drove voluntary markets to seven-year high.

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