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ADVISORY: Latin American Countries to Launch Initiative 20x20 to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

Leaders from Latin American countries will announce a major new initiative to restore forests and agricultural lands during COP 20.

Initiative 20x20 is a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020. The launch event will feature ministers from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, announcing restoration commitments, as well as prominent impact investors who will reveal their financial pledges to support the initiative.

The event and initiative are convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The announcements will take place during the Global Landscapes Forum at the Westin Hotel in Lima, Peru. The event is open to media and will include a Q&A session.


WHAT

Launch of Initiative 20x20: Restoring Landscapes across Latin America and the Caribbean

WHEN

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11:30 – 13:00 EST/PET

WHERE

Global Landscapes Forum, COP 20
Cusco 3, Westin Hotel & Convention Center, Urubamba Meeting Room
Calle Las Begonias 450. San Isidro
Lima, 27 Peru

WHO

Opening Remarks

Ministerial Panel Discussion

Impact Investor Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks

Moderators

RSVP

RSVP required to Luciana Gallardo Lomeli, LGallardolomeli@wri.org

Media questions contact Lauren Zelin, lzelin@wri.org, +1 202-729-7736

Hashtag #thinklandscape


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