The parallel discussion on the subtheme “Forest Finance, Investment and Trade” investigated the current picture of private sector investment in REDD+, the motivations of the various actors, and the possible pathways for creating a step change in private sector investment in forest sustainability. It aims to:
- Promote a frank exchange on the opportunities and challenges in attracting and scaling-up investment in REDD+ and sustainable land use practices in the Asia-Pacific
- Improve understanding of the current state of play regarding climate finance and private sector investment in REDD+, and the critical role of governments in creating enabling environments
- Map the motivations of different private sector actors in financing REDD+.
- Identify pathways for scaling-up private sector engagement in reducing emissions from forests