REDD+ Finance Workshop - Antigua, Guatemala (Day 2)

This series of two workshops leading up to COP 20 in Lima is being supported by the USAID funding Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP), in partnership with UN-REDD, IDB and USAID funded Forest Carbon Markets for Communities (FCMC) to meet three objectives.

The first goal of the workshops is to help the governments of Central America and a few South American countries frame the requirements for their REDD+ Financing Plans and understand how these will link to national REDD+ strategies.

The second goal of the workshops will be to provide insight into the types and sources of REDD+ related finance and risk mitigation instruments that are accessible by governments and how these can be combined and leveraged to meet their REDD+ program funding needs.

The third objective of the workshop series is to inform a number of Latin American governments on key aspects of the UNFCCC negotiations so that they can take an active part in the negotiations surrounding REDD+ finance in Lima. This final objective will build on the foundational elements of REDD+ financing plans and the range of REDD+ funding sources and financing instruments covered in the first two objectives.

Presentations from Workshop 1 “Building Multi-Source REDD+ Financing Strategies that Link Subprograms to National REDD+ Strategies” in Guatemala September 21 and 22 may be found below. 

Session 1: Application/Leverage of Results-based Payments to REDD+ Financing Plans

Aplicación/Balance de resultados basados en pagos de planes de financiamiento REDD+

Speakers: Marco Chui, Regional Technical Advisor, UN-REDD  (Green Climate Fund); Omar Samayoa, Climate Change Specialist, IDB (BioClimate Intiative); Franka Braun, World Bank (Carbon Fund and ISFL)

Session 2: Trends in Voluntary and Compliance REDD+ Emission Markets

Tendencias de voluntariado y cumplimiento en los mercados de emisiones REDD+

Speakers:  Nick Linacre, Terra Global, USAID Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities

Session 3: Private Sector Investors: Types, Motivations, Transaction Structures and Sources

Inversionistas del sector privado: tipos, motivaciones, estructuras de transacción y recursos

Speakers: Leslie Durschinger, Founder, Managing Director, Terra Global Capital; Duncan Gromko, IDB Divison Structured and Corporate Finance

Session 4: Negotiating ERPA’s from a Position of Strength

Negociando ERPA’s desde una posición de fortaleza

Speaker: Thiago Chagas, Ludovino Lopes Advogados

Session 5: Green Bonds, Debt Guarantees and Political Risk Insurance for REDD+ Finance

Lazos verdes, Deudas de garantía y seguro de riesgo político para financiamiento REDD+

Speaker:  Rupert Edwards, Senior Finance and Carbon Advisor, Forest Trends