In the run up to the Leaders’ Climate Summit - Earth Day - 2021, this webinar on April 19th will discuss the importance of the forest-water nexus in cost-effectively accelerating progress on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Featuring speakers from Peru, The NDC Partnership, the government of Colombia and the Inter-American Development Bank, we will showcase examples of how forest and water-based Nature-Based Solutions are being used to enhance climate commitments and consider a way forward.
Background to this webinar
To build back better in the wake of COVID-19, while continuing to advance the Paris Climate Agreement goals, governments and their infrastructure and development partners must do more than patch wear-and-tear on existing systems, and instead harness Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to build societal resilience and deliver a low-carbon future for all. Forests are crucial for clean and ample water supply, storing carbon, and for reducing risk of floods and drought. By investing in forest-water NBS that are locally appropraite, can we cost-effectively accelerate progress on climate commitments, while also building resilient communities and economies?
Welcome and Introduction | Ingrid Timboe, AGWA
A review of NBS in the NDCs and country requests issued to the NDCP Catherine Martini, The NDC Partnership
Suzanne Ozment, Senior Associate, Natural Infrastructure Initiative, World Resources Institute (Moderator)
Panel of presentations
The role of NBS in achieving Colombia's NDCs Kirstie Lopez, Nature-based Solutions Technical Expert for the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
The role of NBS in achieving Peru's NDCs Gena Gamme, Associate Director at Forest Trends Peru
How development banks can support NBS projects that advance NDCs and how to accelerate regional progress Greg Watson, Lead Specialist at the Natural Capital Lab hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank