Why a “Green Gigaton” Mobilization of Tropical Forest Finance Requires Inclusive, Equitable, and Collaborative Partnerships

12 Oct 2021

Now, more than ever, is the time to increase ambition and seize opportunities for a ‘quantum’ shift in the scale of funding for tropical forest protection and research. This session, organized by the Green Gigaton Challenge and partners, showcases concrete examples of the radical inclusivity and collaboration needed to achieve tropical forest protection at scale. Together, speakers from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) organizations, NGOs and public-private tropical forest protection initiatives (including LEAF and CONSERV) discuss key ingredients for successful, equitable and inclusive forest partnerships, as well as how opportunities generated by the Challenge can be leveraged to advance financial flows to forests in IPLC-managed lands.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Latin America

  • (UN-REDD+, Emergent, EDF, Forest Trends, and the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions


  • Francisca de Lima Costa

    Leader of the Arara Peoples, President of the GCF Task Force Regional Committee, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Brazil

  • Rocio Sanz Cortes

    Managing Director, Supply, Emergent

  • André Guimarães

    Executive Director, IPAM

  • Ruben Lubowski

    AVP, Climate & Forests Chief Nature Resource Economist, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

  • Juan Carlos Jintiach

    Technical Advisor to the Coordinator, Technical Advisor, Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

  • Karina Barrera

    Ministry of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition of Ecuador