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Initiative 20x20: Restoring 20 million ha in Latin America – Craig Hanson, WRI

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This presentation by Craig Hanson, from the WRI, was given at a session titled "Initiative 20x20: Restoring 20 million ha in Latin America" at the Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case on June 10, 2015. For more, please visit http://www.landscapes.org/london/

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Initiative 20x20: Restoring 20 million ha in Latin America – Craig Hanson, WRI

  1. 1. CRAIG HANSON (GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF FOOD, FORESTS & WATER) Initiative 20x20 A country-led effort to initiate restoration of 20 Mha in Latin America by 2020 Global Landscape Forum The Investment Case June 10, 2015
  2. 2. Background by the numbers >50% 58% 37 of annual GHG emissions in LAC from land use and land use change Mha of forests and grasslands converted to agriculture in LAC since 2000 13% of global food and fiber trade from LAC of rural employment in LAC tied to agriculture and forestry 350 Mha of lost or degraded forest landscapes in LAC
  3. 3. Initiative 20x20 Bringing 20 Mha of degraded land in Latin America & the Caribbean into restoration by 2020
  4. 4. Why restore?  Improve rural livelihoods  Increase ability to meet food, feed, and fiber needs  Help mitigate and adapt to climate change  Restore other ecosystem services
  5. 5. 1. Motivate political commitments 2. Provide technical support for implementation 3. Develop financial architecture and secure financing Initiative 20x20 activities
  6. 6. 1. Initiative 20x20 commitments to date Mexico Peru Nicaragua Bosques Modelo* Guatemala Colombia El Salvador Conservacion Patagonica* Ecuador Chile American Bird Conservancy* Espiritu Santo (Br) Costa Rica 8.5 3.2 2.7 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.08 21.4 Mha by June 2015 0.05 Mha * Regional programs
  7. 7. 2. Initiative 20x20 partners delivering technical assistance
  8. 8. 3. Develop financial architecture (proposed) Private equity Debt finance Capitalization and guarantee Impact investors Goal: $500 million Capitalization fund to inject money into private impact investors Partial risk guarantee instrument to mitigate investment risks Goal: Coverage for $1 billion in investments
  9. 9. 3. Secure financing Private equity Debt finance Capitalization and guarantee To date: $380 million FCIF In discussion In discussion
  10. 10. Agenda for session • Welcome and context (10 minutes) • Perspectives from the panel (25 minutes) • Break out groups (45 minutes) • Report back and discussion (40 minutes)
  11. 11. CRAIG HANSON (GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF FOOD, FORESTS & WATER) Initiative 20x20 A country-led effort to initiate restoration of 20 Mha in Latin America by 2020 Global Landscape Forum The Investment Case June 10, 2015
  12. 12. Questions to discuss 1. What feedback do you have on the overall financial architecture of Initiative 20x20? 2. What experiences or insights can you share on risk management mechanisms? 3. What insights can you share on how Initiative 20x20 could effectively build the “restoration deal flow” pipeline? 4. What avenues exist for capitalizing investors in land restoration? 5. Who else should be (or could be) part of this Initiative (e.g., financing, technical assistance)?

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