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Accelerating innovative finance for sustainable rice


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Presented by Tony Siantonas (WBCSD & SRLI) and Matthew Reddy (Global Environment Facility) on 18 & 19 February 2020 for the webinar Accelerating innovative finance for sustainable rice hosted by the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Accelerating innovative finance for sustainable rice

  1. 1. Accelerating innovative finance for sustainable rice Webinar 18 / 19 February 2020
  2. 2. 1 Introduction Global Environment Facility & Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (SRLI) Why rice? Sustainable Rice Platform Sustainable rice finance Earth Security Group Open Q&A All Webinar Agenda 2 3 4 2 This meeting is being recorded
  3. 3. 1. You are automatically muted. During the discussion, if you want to participate, please unmute yourself before speaking. Start your video to boost engagement between audience and speakers ☺ 2. During the webinar, please enter your questions in the chat box function. Your questions will be addressed by the speakers in due course 3. If you have a question and you want to speak, you can also use the raise your hand function in the participants tab. How to engage using Zoom 3 Webinar How to participate
  4. 4. 1 Introduction Webinar Agenda 4 • Tony Siantonas, Director, Climate Smart Agriculture World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & SRLI • Matthew Reddy Senior Private Sector Specialist Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  5. 5. Your hosts for today’s webinar Global Environment Facility 5 Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative
  6. 6. 2019: Sounding Alarm for Urgent Action on Food Systems 7
  7. 7. UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 Agriculture is occupying an increasingly central role in the agenda; Critical UNFCCC tracks under Resilience + Nature-Based Solutions 8 Agri-resilience round table (Marrakech Partnership) IPCC Climate Change and Land (Side-Event)
  8. 8. Finance and incentives play an essential role Financing Sustainable Rice for a Secure Future 9 https://earthsecurityg sdc-rice-2.html Short Video
  9. 9. Why rice? Sustainable Rice Platform Webinar Agenda 2 10 • Wyn Ellis Executive Director, Sustainable Rice Platform
  10. 10. Why Rice?
  11. 11. RICE and the environment
  12. 12. • 160 m ha, • 144 m smallholders • 30-40% of the world’s fresh water • 13% of global fertilizer use Resource Use Climate ChangeFood Security Biodiversity • Staple for more than 3.5 billion people • Livelihoods for over 1 billion people • 1 out of 4 farmers in the world are rice smallholders, earning US$2-7 a day • 19% of the world’s dietary energy • Responsible for 5- 10% of global GHG emissions • Vulnerable to climate change impacts • Rice fields represent 15% of the world’s wetlands • Irrigated fields are the richest agro- ecosystems for water birds The world eats rice Photos: UNEP, IRRI
  13. 13. “Rice production must increase by 25% over the next 25 years to meet global demand” –International Rice Research Institute International Rice Research Institute Meeting future demand
  14. 14. •Aim at improvement/impact The SRP Standard and Performance Indicators • A recognized working definition to benchmark rice sustainability • Compare sustainability of any rice system • Basis for policymaking and for sustainable sourcing for private sector supply chains • Reporting architecture to support green finance
  15. 15. About the Sustainable Rice Platform
  16. 16. How can we achieve collective impact?
  17. 17. Webinar Agenda 18 • Donika Dimovska Director of Impact & Innovation at Earth Security GroupSustainable rice finance Earth Security Group 3
  18. 18. Webinar Agenda 19 • Pre-prepared discussion points • General Q & A Open Q&A All 4
  19. 19. Webinar Before you go… 20 Zoom Webinars will provide an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about the Agriculture Criteria for Climate Bonds led by Lini Wollenberg and staff at CBI: • Tuesday 10th March 11.15 - 12.15 GMT • Tuesday 10th March 23.00 - 00.00 GMT
  20. 20. Visit our SRLI website: initiative/fr/ Tony Siantonas, Director Climate Smart Agriculture Wyn Ellis, Executive Director, Sustainable Rice Platform Matthew Reddy, Senior Private Sector Specialist, Global Environment Facility Donika Dimovska, Director of Impact & Innovation, Earth Security Group Learn More and Contact us
  21. 21. WBCSD (Geneva) Maison de la Paix l Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2B CP 2075 1211 Geneva 1 Switzerland WBCSD (New York) We Work NY 300 Park Avenue, 12 Floor NY 10022, NY USA WBCSD (Delhi) WBCSD India, 4th Floor, Worldmark 2, Aerocity New Delhi 110 037 India WBCSD (Singapore) WBCSD Asia Pacific 2 Science Park Drive #01-03 Ascent Singapore 118222 Singapore WBCSD (London)​ WeWork Mansion House​ 33 Queen Street​ London EC4R 1BR​ UK 22
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