On 30 November 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum convened in Luxembourg for its fourth annual Investment Case Symposium, this year examining the question: How can we move sustainable land-use financing into the mainstream? Held back-to-back with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance, the event brought together nearly 500 of the world’s leaders of sustainable finance institutions with politicians, researchers and practitioners – joined by 6,500 more online, and 6.7 million on social media – to ease the process of channeling investment into landscape sustainability projects and supply chains. Discussions focused on the development of cutting-edge financial tools and mechanisms, ways to overcome investment risks, financial needs in landscapes, and new policies being enacted to increase the amount of money going to create sustainable landscapes for the future. The event was co-organized by Luxembourg for Finance and hosted by the Luxembourg Government.
Author: Ludwig Liagre, Sabine Reinecke, Gabrielle Lipton, Salina Abraham, Anna Bucci