Saturday 11th of November – 15:45–16:45 (Fiji Pavilion) COP23 Endorsed Event Finance flows to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) need to scale up significantly to deliver on the Paris Agreement. However, private sector investors and civil society remain confused by the complexity around different REDD+ frameworks and are concerned about the robustness of its environmental and social outcomes.
A paper from PwC sets out a vision for building trust in REDD+ among investors by exploring what we can learn from for trust-building in capital markets. The panel will build on this to explore transformative solutions to building trust in REDD+.
High-Level introduction Sam Bickersteth – Chief Executive, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Moderator Margaret-Ann Splawn – Executive Director, Climate Markets & Investment Association Panelists Christina Elvers – Sustainability Consultant Manager, Climate Change Division, PwC Javier Fernandez – Advisor Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Government of Costa Rica Lisa Walker – CEO, Ecosphere+ Christopher Webb – Senior Policy Advisor Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy