Stakeholders and policy makers discuss how to successfully incentivise private investments in forest landscape restoration (FLR) to reach the targets of initiatives like the Bonn Challenge, New York Declaration and AFR100. These global FLR targets are not only ambitious but also very costly: According to FAO estimates approx. USD 50 billion per year will be needed. Public funding cannot accomplish this on its own but needs to motivate and support responsible private sector engagement. FLR business cases are presented to discuss what the private sector needs to invest in sustainable forest landscapes.

Discussion Forum 15: Financing Forest Landscape Restoration

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • KfW Development Bank

  • WWF

  • Tangu Tumeo

    Principal Forestry Officer (AFR 100 National Focal Point), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Heiko Warnken

    Head of Division Rural Development, Land Rights & Forests, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Alistair Monument

    Forest Practice Lead, WWF International

  • Martin Cremer

    Deputy Head , Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance

  • Shauna Matkovich

    Senior Sustainability Manager, The International Woodland Company (IWC)

  • Johannes Schwegler

    Managing Director, Fairventures Worldwide

  • Liam O'Meara

    Chief Executive Officer, The Bamboo Trading Company

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