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Forest Finance & Sustainability Conference

London, 2016-07-13

Environmental Finance will host its 4th Forest Finance & Sustainability Conference in London on 13 July to consider the most recent developments in policy, economics and financing in forestry and to identify new investment opportunities and risks in this rapidly growing market.

CPI Director Jane Wilkinson will moderate a panel on ‘Anti-deforestation developments post COP21 and market implications’ from 14:00-14:45.

Key discussion topics
  • The industry initiatives to combat deforestation that are changing the forestry investment landscape (Soft Commodities Compact, UNEP FI, Natural Capital Declaration)
  • The Paris Climate Agreement and sustainability goals: a pipe dream or a realistic solution?
  • The future of carbon-offsetting and the role of REDD+. Are carbon credits an investable asset and will the aviation industry be a game changer?
  • Walking the tight-rope: the stakeholder dynamics across the private sector, NGOs, governments and multilaterals
  • Panelists
  • Anders Nordheim, Programme Co-ordinator for Biodiversity, Ecosystems Services and Water, UNEP FI
  • Christian del Valle, Founder and Managing Partner, Althelia Ecosphere
  • Mark Eadie, Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered
  • Naomi Swickard, Director, Land-based Frameworks, Verified Carbon Standard
  • Moderator: Jane Wilkinson, Director, Climate Policy Initiative