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Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR, presented options for investing in sustainable rural development at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Delhi, India on 16 April 2013.

Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR, presented options for investing in sustainable rural development at the Business for the Environment Global Summit in Delhi, India on 16 April 2013.

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Investing in sustainable landscapes for green returns Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Livelihoods,
income Food
and
nutrition Green
growthInvesting
in
Sustainable
Landscapes
for
Green
Returns Dr.
Peter
Holmgren,
Director
General
CIFOR New
Delhi,
16
April
2013 Climate
change Biodiversity Agriculture,
resilience
  • 2. 100 years
  • 3. What do we need to make it work? Understand basic objectives for sustainable landscapes • …and how to measure progress at reasonable cost Understand return opportunities from landscapes • …and the associated risks Commitment from public sector to implement rule of law • …and provide (initial) support to governance, risk management and research Accept that farmers and producers are in charge • ..their priorities will lead to sustainable landscapes (or not) Finance that benefits large-scale investors as well as small-scale producers • …taking all of the above into account
  • 4. Proposition
1:
This
is
a
Sustainable
Landscape. Keep
it
simple!
  • 5. Landscape objectives
  • 6. Landscape objectives & performance measures
  • 7. Important properties • Measureable • Easy
to
understand • Applicable
everywhere • Applicable
on
any
scale • Relevant
to ‐ Sustainable
development ‐ Climate
change ‐ Food
security ‐ Investment
/
Green
growthAll
measures
stable
or
improving
=
Sustainable
Landscape
  • 8. Proposition
2:
Investments
in
Sustainable
Landscapes
 can
contribute
dramatically
 to
meeting

development
goals
  • 9. Perspectives Investor: • There is a lot of capital ready for good investment propositions that also contribute to sustainable development Farmers / Producers: • Access to long-term, affordable and reliable capital is a major limiting factor for our enterprises Public sector: • Desrire to use public funds to steer investments to generate public goods and sustainable development
  • 10. Some perceptions that hinder ”Land use profits are bad for the environment.” ”Land use profits are bad for local people.” • ”Agrobusiness will take over.” ”Farmers are farmers.” ”Food prices must be kept down.” ”How can we feed the world?.” Sector silos
  • 11. Some ideas that help Green growth with equity Need for climate change adaptation and mitigation Trade Ethical considerations in investments
  • 12. Proposition
3: It
is
possible.
But
requires
scale.
  • 13. Returns and Risk management
  • 14. Affordable verification Monitoring
of sustainability outcomes
at aggregated
levels
  • 15. Effective use of public fundsStrengthen governance frameworks • Rule of lawProtection fund for investorsPiloting loansResearch
  • 16. What next? Research and development • CIFOR, The Munden Project, ICRAF, Ateneo School of Government, Chatham House More findings on the different components during 2013 • Portfolio approach • Sustainability verification approach • Governance Piloting from 2014
  • 17. VisionCIFOR vision:Forests (and Landscapes) on the agenda – their values recognizedDecisions that influence forests and people supported by solidscience and principles of good governance