As part of the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, this high-level event — organized by the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative’s Landscape Finance Solutions — will discuss findings from extensive consultations with landscape financiers and serve as a survey of practice in landscape finance action. This event will showcase innovative new approaches to landscape-scale finance, from both the ‘demand’ side of landscape partnerships increasing capacity to build investable ‘portfolios’ of landscape investments, and from the ‘supply’ side of what innovative financiers are developing now.
A landscape partnership with a developing integrated investment portfolio will demonstrate what investments into restoration at scale can look like. A leading private financial institution will demonstrate new approaches they are applying in the field. The event will outline a strategy for scaling landscape finance during the UN Decade.
Emma Harbour, Director of Advocacy and Themes, Rainforest Alliance
Sara Scherr, President and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners and Chair of 1000L — “Scaling our ambition for financing ecosystem restoration”
Mao Amis, Founder and Impact Investment Lead AfriCGE, South Africa, Technical Partner of 1000L — “New financial flows for integrated landscape investment: Examples from Africa”
Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, EIT-Climate-KIC, Co-Lead of 1000L Finance Team — “Holistic risk management to mobilize investment in landscape restoration”
Ulrich Apel, Senior Environmental Specialist at the Global Environment Facility — “Finance innovations for landscape restoration investments in GEF-8: moving to scale”