Monday | May 5th     15.15 - 16.45

Climate change: Building natural capital: How REDD+ can support a green economy

Hosted by United Nations Environment Programme; UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia

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This session examined the role that REDD+ can play in the transition to a green economy, with a specific focus on private sector engagement and investments into sustainable landscapes using practical examples from forest countries. The session built on the recently released IRP report (Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy) and examined the topic from a number of dimensions, such as the potential role of financial policy and regulation as well as agricultural incentives in shaping the current patterns of investment and activities in a landscape. Key actors who work in Indonesia also shared their on-the-ground experiences.

Key questions addressed in the session:

  1. What are the benefits REDD+ can generate for a transition to a green economy?
  2. Is there a ‘business case’ for REDD+? What are some practical opportunities for the private sector in the short to medium term and what key challenges need to be urgently addressed?
  3. What are the challenges and opportunities associated with existing incentive structures that drive current finance and investment into a forest landscape?

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