Robyn Nixon – Ecotourism’s benefits for conservation
A Q&A with the manager of sustainability at Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel operator.
Andrew Campbell – Approaching regional growth in a sustainable way
A Q&A with Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Jack Hurd – A call for economic development to favor forests
The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region conservation director offers a different way to think about REDD+, benefits of blended finance and more.
Kushla Munro – Sharing knowledge on mangroves and blue carbon
A Q&A with the assistant secretary at the Australian Department of the Environment.
Himlal Baral – Forests to aid climate change impacts on geographical diversity
A Q&A with CIFOR senior scientist Baral at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit.
Martijn Wilder AM – How protecting forests aids economic growth
Partner at Baker & McKenzie, Wilder speaks on investment, climate law, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Daniel Murdiyarso – The interaction between land and oceans
CIFOR senior scientist Murdiyarso on how to protect coastal ecosystems in the face of population growth.
Ketut Sarjana Putra – Deforestation is biggest issue for climate in Asia-Pacific
Ketut Sarjana Putra,the Vice President of Conservation International Indonesia on the importance of mangroves – and cross-sector partnerships.
Discussion Forum: Forest Finance, Investment and Trade
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.
High level panel on Forests in NDCs: Operationalizing REDD+ in the region
This APRS High Level Panel focused on sharing lessons from REDD+ implementation in the Asia-Pacific region, and discussed the effectiveness and future of REDD+ as part of efforts to enhance countries’ forests contributions to achieve their target nationally determined contributions (NDCs).