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COP 23 LIVESTOCK, BIOSEQUESTRATION & FORESTS

Brighter Green & The Johns Hopkins Center: 

Livestock, Biosequestration and Forests: Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ in Climate and Land Use Policy and Finance

 Moderator: 
Simone Lovera
Global Forest Coalition, Paraguay
 
Panellists: 
Doreen Stabinsky
 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), USA
Tesfaye Gonfa
 REDD+ regional manager, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Li Li
Good Food Initiative/Brighter Green, China
Ruth Zenaida Buendia Mestoquiari
President of C.A.R.E. (Ashaninka Central of the Ene River), Peru
Coraina de la Plaza
Global Forest Coalition, Spain
Marcela Vecchione
Grupo do Carta do Belem, Brazil
The top five meat and dairy companies combined emit more than either Exxon, Shell or BP. Large-scale biosequestration proposals pretend to compensate such greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, but the corporate capture of climate finance will lead to a prioritisation of monoculture tree plantations, with devastating impacts on climate resilience, biodiversity, and the lands and livelihoods of indigenous peoples, local communities and women. Climate policies in the livestock and forest sectors are not only interrelated but will determine whether we get on a 1.5 degree pathway without compromising environmental integrity, food security and human rights.A roundtable of experts from various regions discussed how climate policy and finance can be redirected to address the real drivers of global warming in a just way.

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