Advancing Nature-Based Solutions in a Post-Paris World


When: 22nd of October | 08.30 – 17.00

Where: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), 1/9 High School Yards, EH1 1LZ

Why: International climate negotiations have reached a critical stage, with upcoming discussions in Chile focusing on the post-2020 framework and operationalizing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. As we approach this new phase of international rules, and to incorporate lessons from over 20 years of experience with community-based ecosystem restoration, the Plan Vivo Standard would like to invite you to its stakeholder conference to highlight community-driven climate action and how it can contribute to global developments advancing nature-based solutions and ecological restoration.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, to discuss the post-2020 institutional landscape, scaling up natural climate solutions and insights and perspectives from a growing body of forest carbon projects.

Who: The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes and aims to bring together Plan Vivo project representatives, the private sector, reselling partners, sustainability consultants, and actors from the environmental finance community with a shared interest in nature-based solutions that benefit local people.

Background Info:

Plan Vivo is a world-leading certification Standard with a focus on community-driven climate action and sustainable development. Its ethical approach ensures that participatory ecosystem restoration and conservation projects improve livelihoods, ensure equitable benefit sharing and contribute to sustainable land use. Today, more than 100,000 people, including smallholder farmers and rural communities, are involved in managing their land sustainably under the Plan Vivo framework.

Key numbers:

With 21 certified, operational projects, the Plan Vivo Standard is now being utilized in over 30 countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia and Asia Pacific. More than US$ 21 million have been channelled to local community groups, and activities implemented are set to deliver reductions of over 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Directions, accommodation & travel:

The location of the event is Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), EH1 1LZ (location on the map to the right). Hotels near ECCI include Travelodge Edinburgh Central, Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, Radisson Blue Hotel Edinburgh City Centre, and the hub by Premiere Inn on Edinburgh Royal Mile.

While attendees are urged to travel by train or shared car wherever possible, if travelling by plane, the nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport from which you can easily reach the conference location by tram or bus.

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Stakeholder Meeting Agenda
08:30 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:10Welcome – Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes
09:10 – 09:25Welcome and Agenda – Plan Vivo
09:25 – 09:40Climate Change and the International Development Agenda: The Role of Plan Vivo
09:40 – 10:45Post-Paris and UN Decade of Restoration: The global restoration landscape post-2020
10:45 – 11:00Forests 2020 Project
11:00 – 11:15Coffee
11:15 – 12:15Exploring the Finance Landscape for Climate Change Solutions
12:15 – 13:15Impact Measurement: New Metrics and Technologies
13:15 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00Climate Positivity – Max Hamburger
15:00 – 16:00Parallel Workshops
Session 1:
Scenarios for the Future of the Voluntary Carbon Market Post-2020
Session 2:
How Can the Plan Vivo Experience Inform the Bonn Challenge?
Session 3:
What are the Challenges to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions and How to Remove the Barriers
16:00 – 16:15Coffee
16:15 – 16:45Feedback to Plenary
16:45 – 17:00Closing Statements and Photo

Confirmed Attendees