• Investing for Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Land Use Finance – September 2022

    In this webinar we discuss the financial landscape around climate adaptation in the context of land use finance, including three great case studies from projects which are making this a reality. Stuart Beavis discusses the Mekong Delta Integrated Rice and Aquaculture Bankable Project, which has developed a novel model to combine rice and shrimp production. Marie Andrée Liere discusses how the Landscape Resilience Fund uses a blended finance approach to create scalable ways to finance sustainable adaptation solutions. Sophie Trémolet from TNC gives an overview of the Wendling Beck Environment Project, where a collaboration of landowners, local government and non-governmental organisations have come together to transform 784 hectares of farmland through biodiversity restoration, creation and enhancement.
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  • Integrating gender equality in land use finance: Managing risks and impacts – May 2022

    This webinar focused on the importance of considering gender in relation to the development of environmental and social impact measurement for land use finance. The event discussed how to integrate gender equality when achieving environmental and social impact in the long term, by providing a theoretical outline of important concepts and frameworks and drawing from case studies. The three speakers were: Katherine Despot-Belmonte Senior Programme Officer, Policy, UNEP-WCMC; Moa Westman Gender Specialist, European Investment Bank (EIB), and Karin Verstralen Impact and ESG Lead, The Demeter Initiative.
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  • Land Use Finance Impact Hub Launch – April 2022

    Watch the recording of the site's launch, complete with a run through of it's development and key features.
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  • Knowledge Exchange Event 2021 – Closing webinar: Reflections on managing environmental & social risks in land use finance

    We summarise the main points of discussion from the workshops during the knowledge exchange week on eligibility criteria, risk screening, and due diligence in the context of land use finance, as well as hearing from Corli Pretorius (Deputy Director of UNEP-WCMC) and Christophe Besacier (Forestry and Landscape Restoration Officer at FAO) on how land use financing links to both the climate and biodiversity agendas
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  • Knowledge Exchange Event 2021 – Opening webinar: Managing Environmental and Social Risks in Land Use Finance

    The knowledge exchange week started with a discussion of the challenges for effective risk management of sustainable investments. The panel consisted of Jessica Smith (Nature Lead at UNEP Finance Initiative), Jill Shankleman (Impact Advisor to AGRI3), and Leah Samberg (Accountability Framework Initiative).
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  • Incorporating a Landscape Approach to Sustainable Land Use Finance – September 2021

    The aim of the webinar is to help investors, fund managers and others in the land use finance space to understand the relevance and benefits of landscape approach and how it could potentially be integrated in sustainable land use finance activities. We cover what a landscape approach is, and how is it linked to achieving climate and biodiversity goals, as well as key challenges and opportunities in integrating landscape approaches in land use investments.
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