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the Netherlands - 17 June, 2019
On 22-23 June 2019, stakeholders and audiences from across the world will come together in Bonn to zoom in on the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all. GLF Bonn 2019 will explore the essential contributions of Indigenous peoples, local communities, and rural and Indigenous women and youth in achieving the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.
Tropenbos International will be participating at GLF 2019 through the following events:
Tenure reforms worldwide have made it possible for communities to get formal rights to manage or own their forests. But what does this really mean for the communities involved, in terms of the benefits they derive from forest resources? What have been the conditions for success? And what have been the constraints? To find answers to these questions, Tropenbos International and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) organize a Community Rights Bingo. Together with the audience and CIFOR scientist Anne Larson we will reflect on what is needed to make community forest rights work for the benefit of people and nature.
Around the world, there is strong evidence that integrated approaches to landscape management deliver a multitude of economic, livelihoods and environmental benefits. However, despite the recommended spread of such approaches the fact remains that the alarming degradation of our biosphere continues apace.
Bas Louman will participate in this interactive session together with impact investors, senior executives from regeneration financing businesses, representatives of think tanks and the European Commission, to analyze this seeming paradox – success of integrated approaches in terms of their biophysical and social outcomes, but lacking support in investment and governance spaces – and to identify options for overcoming these gaps. Bas will relate TBI’s experience within the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry on dialogues on inclusive finance with selected stakeholders. He will discuss how they walk the talk and how they overcame some of the barriers that financing of landscape initiatives faces.
During this plenary discussion, Bas Louman together with Sara Scherr (EcoAgriculture Partners), Byrna Griffin (BirdLife International), Hector Martinez and Eva Mayerhofer (European Investment Bank) will discuss emerging strategies and models for financing landscape investment at scale, including design features that benefit smallholders and local communities, as well as biodiversity and climate goals. Topics will cover a comparative study of landscape-wide finance models, private agricultural investment models that build community equity, an accelerator for forest landscape investment, and large-scale finance for coordinated multi-sector landscape investments. Bas will highlight the importance of understanding financial flows within the landscapes, based on TBIs work with EcoAgricuture Partners on landscape analysis of financial flows in Indonesia.