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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Assessing Business Models for Sustainable Landscapes in Asia

Oct 27, 2016 (Thu), 9:00am-10:00am (EDT)


Sustainable landscapes play a prominent role in addressing major global challenges of meeting greenhouse gas emission targets, providing valuable ecosystem services, and supplying global demand for food and wood products. Dalberg estimates the financing gap for smallholder projects in 2016 is $150 million, a gap that private investors could partially close. Credit Suisse’s global investments group estimates that wealthy investors and pension funds could put $200-300 billion a year into sustainable land use—if market-rate returns were offered. What are the ingredients needed to scale up this investment opportunity?

  • Aurelia Micko, Deputy Director of the Environment Office of USAID/Asia, will discuss the Agency’s approach to increasing low-emission development strategy (LEDS) investments in AFOLU in the region. Micko will discuss various financing options and interventions for scaling up investments in sustainable landscapes.
  • Rajen Makhijani from Dalberg Global Development Advisors will present the results of a recent assessment commissioned by USAID/Asia that identified high-value business models for sustainable landscapes in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
  • Mikell O’Mealy, CEADIR lead for Asia, will describe CEADIR’s work to help USAID/Asia mobilize finance for implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the region, including both sustainable landscapes and clean energy.

This webinar-only event will be available through Adobe Connect from 9-10am EDT on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel for Q&A. 

About the CEADIR Series

USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) activity hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience. 

This series presents the perspectives of experts in economic analysis, planning, policies, strategies, financing, and programming for climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable landscapes.



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