Voices from the Markets

May 2, 2010
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This session will explore a range of enabling policy environments which encourage public-private investment partnerships, catalyzing flows of private capital into local climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

Panel

ModeratorMichael Jenkins, Forest Trends

  • Public-Private Investment Partnerships.
    • David Brand, Managing Director, New Forests Pty Limited
  • How Payments for Carbon Sequestration Create New Forests of High Biodiversity and Social Welfare in Vietnam.
    • Dirk Walterspacher, Forest Finance Group

Resources

Public-Private Investment Partnerships

David Brand, Managing Director, New Forests Pty Limited

David Brand describes New Forest’s investment strategies and various developing programs around REDD in Asia and Indonesia. He stresses the importance of pricing ecosystems and highlights different struggles in legislation and leadership in the United States. David goes on to describe the private sector’s role in financing REDD projects and finishes up by exploring different funding options in order to maintain momentum.

Note: David Brand did not have a powerpoint presentation.

Click here for video of David Brand’s Presentation

How Payments for Carbon Sequestration Create New Forests of High Biodiversity and Social Welfare in Vietnam

Dirk Walterspacher, Forest Finance Group

Dirk Walterspacher explores Forest Finance Group’s main goals, which include investment, carbon storage, and green energy. He explains that by offering different services, the reduction of carbon emission is possible. To illustrate this, he describes the reforestation project in Vietnam last year while putting a strong emphasis on the role that national and regional stakeholders played in the project.

Click here for video of the first part of Dirk Walterspacher ‘s Presentation

Click here for video of the second part of Dirk Walterspacher ‘s Presentation

PDF Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation

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