15–16 Mar 2023 New York, USA

Corporate Investments into Forestry & Biodiversity – March 2023

Agenda timezone: EDT

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  • 15 March – Day one


    Registration and Breakfast Buffet


    Prerequisites for Impactful Private Sector Investment in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    • Laying out the key topics
    • The role that investors have to play in a climate friendly future
    • What does the future hold?
    Midori Paxton

    The Use Case for Nature and Biodiversity Credits

    • Corporate motivations for investing in nature
    • How project interventions can help secure supply chain dependencies
    • Scaling finance and impact in a new market
    Adriana Becerra CidVictor GiraldoStefanie KaiserSinclair VincentSimon Morgan

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    Teak & Cacao Plantation with Positive Carbon, Social & Environmental Impact in Nicaragua

    • 5,140 hectares with 2,850 hectares planted FSC and RA certified
    • Focused on biodiversity management and supporting the national reforestation campaign
    • Social responsibility plan based on the hand-to-hand work with the community
    • VERRA “VCS” total estimated 1.05 million sequestration for the next 40 years.
    Randy Martin

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    Coffee Break


    Large-Scale Forest Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon

    • Creating a truly sustainable forest economy on land once destined to be logged
    • Community pillars – the key to long-term success
    • Transparency and innovation – engaging NGOs and scientists
    Stuart ClenaghanMurray CollinsSteve GretzingerGareth HughesJene Thomas

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    Introducing the Ecosystem Restoration Standard

    • Incorporating digital MRV into project certification at the standard level
    • Measuring and monitoring across four pillars: Ecosystem Recovery, Climate, Biodiversity, Livelihoods
    • Focused on tropical and sub-tropical restoration projects
    • Official opening of the public consultation on March 21st
    Priscille RaynaudThibault Sorret

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    NBS at Scale – Why Large Corporates Should Think Bigger

    • Net zero commitments are often insufficient in current form
    • The integrity of carbon credits is paramount to achieving real climate benefits
    • Investing in high-quality carbon credits
    • Increased standardization and transparency
    MaryKate BullenUti AgarwalRahul BaruaEric CooperströmAlejandro DiazJuliana Granados

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    Cheap Forestry Insurance – Fact or Fiction?

    • Structure of International insurance market
    • Characteristics of climate-related losses in forestry: Fire; Wind; & portfolio results
    • Insurance products & is self-insurance a strategy?
    • Reducing insurance costs
    Phil Cottle

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    Coffee Break


    Procuring High Quality NCS Carbon Credits

    • NCS must deliver three goals: mitigation, biodiversity gains, and benefit sharing
    • NCS carbon credits to unlock the power of nature to mitigate climate change
    • Corporates must learn to differentiate between low- and high-quality NCS credit
    • The ‘Buyers Guide to Natural Climate Solutions Carbon Credits’
    Edit KissGiulia CarboneTodd StevensPaulina Ponce de León Baridó

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    Minimizing Risk on the Path to Net Zero

    • potential for insurance
    • managing emissions and concerns about Corresponding Adjustments
    • creative financing structures
    • managing concerns around stakeholder pushback
    Lizzie AldrichJennifer JenkinsYuhau LinMichael MalaraNatalia MoudrakBlake Stansell

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    Day One Closing Remarks

    16 March – Day two


    Project Funding and Finance

    • There is a gap between finance for projects and the projects themselves
    • What new financial concepts exist that can bridge this gap
    • Examples of how projects have been funded by specific corporates
    • Corporate carbon, gains and the knowledge of how to replicate gains moving forward
    Ellen LourieElvy BartonSam FrankelZach GoldsteinMat Stone

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    Guidance for the Biodiversity Credit Markets

    • How the needs for voluntary biodiversity credits differ from carbon
    • Matching voluntary biodiversity credit markets to the needs
    • The Biodiversity Credit Alliance and its purpose
    Giulia CarboneTimothy MaleSimon MorganSinclair VincentMauricio Serna

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    Coffee Break


    Technology Applications and Their Use in Quantifying Results

    • Measuring and modelling
    • Accuracy of technology over on site evaluation
    • Moving data from NGO’s and academies to corporates
    • Turning data into action
    Raymond SongEve Boyce-RatliffMurray CollinsCaleb MidgleyMatt Tyburski

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    Carbon Solutions at Scale

    • The phenomenon of the growth of carbon solutions
    • Maximizing investment in reforestation, carbon capture technology, and green technology
    • Using every tool in the arsenal to fight climate change today
    • Solutions delivered at scale can remove carbon and benefit communities worldwide
    Giulia CarboneOlivia AlbrechtMaryKate BullenVitalija LavreckyteJacek Siry

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    Leveraging Scientific Innovation and A.I. to Scale Carbon Markets

    • Streamlining project screening and monitoring processes
    • Engaging with impermanence
    • The argument for stacking credits
    • The utility of dynamic baselines
    • Assessing and tackling leakage
    • Cambridge PACT's approach
    Anil MadhavapeddyJon Pierre

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    Ensuring the Integrity of the Carbon Market

    • Carbon credits are an important tool in the toolbox for meeting our climate goals
    • Credit quality is essential to carbon market integrity and to delivering benefits
    • Resources defining what high quality looks like and provide guidance for corporates
    Ellen LourieJulie BaroodyJuan Carlos JintiachEdit KissBreanna LujanLucia Madrid

    Conference Closing Remarks

  • Blake Stansell

    Bluesource Sustainable Forests Co

    Edit Kiss

    Revalue Nature Ltd

    Jacek Siry

    Associate Professor
    University of Georgia - Center for Forest Business

    Jon Pierre


    Julie Baroody

    Senior Director, Forest Carbon Innovation

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