Natural Capital, Carbon And Communities

September 14th, 2020, 19:00-21:30 Jakarta time / 20:00-22:30 Beijing/Bali time
We have reached a defining moment for our planet. The confluence of unmet aspirations for human progress and economic development on one side and planetary boundaries on the other requires us to define a new framework for sustainable development that will permit economic and human development within the boundaries of the life-support systems on Earth. This Exclusive Plenary Session will break out into three parallel high-level Roundtables exploring best practices in nature conservation, green bond and payment for ecosystem services, and sustainable agriculture for food security and preserving communities‘ livelihood.

Roundtable 1: Biodiversity our last frontier – employing the Ecological Redline and One Map

The Financial Times reported recently that the “E” in ESG has become nearly synonymous with mitigating climate change. While the climate crisis is a grave problem, companies and investors are increasingly concerned about biodiversity loss and the destruction of natural ecosystems. Emerging practices of recent years has shown that action is possible to preserve biodiversity. What are the lessons learned and how might those lessons be applied in other contexts?

Roundtable 2: Green Reset: Good governance of the natural capital balance sheet with Green Bond and Carbon Credits

Beyond the importance of Nationally Determined Contributions, (NDC), countries can generate non debt and blended finance, such as green bonds, through carbon markets to monetize the ecosystem services generated by forests and other carbon-rich landscapes. International buyers will not purchase carbon offsets unless they are satisfied that they are “high quality.” What needs to be done to ensure a credible launch of green bonds?

Roundtable 3: The heart of sustainable development – innovative agricultural communities

For most countries, rural development remains central to defeating poverty, malnutrition and food security. Delivering innovative technological solutions for agriculture is the path to poverty alleviation. Technology can link farmers to value chains and final producers or help realize holistic approaches to farming. This discussion asks how these approaches can be realized?