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EcoPlanet Bamboo Investment Into Restoration

15th October 2015

EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment showcased as an example of how the private sector can achieve successful forest and landscape restoration.

EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment showcased as an example of how the private sector can achieve successful forest and landscape restoration.

EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment showcased as an example of how the private sector can achieve successful forest and landscape restoration.

EcoPlanet Bamboo was in hot demand to showcase its success in achieving Forest Landscape Restoration, as well as the role that private sector investments can play, at the 14th World Forestry Congress this week in Durban.

EcoPlanet Bamboo projects were showcased on a number of panels including the special high level plenary session on Climate Financing for the Future. Other sessions that showcased EcoPlanet Bamboo included:

(1) Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) - a session hosted by the Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations which outlined both the opportunities and challenges for FLR highlighting: the current high energy level and political support; the existing tools, methods and frameworks that exist; the need for further political support; the importance of tenure, legality and poverty alleviation approaches; and the need to improve coordination and collaboration drawing on linkages and synergies between different actors and sectors. EcoPlanet Bamboo’s potential to leverage private sector finance through public sector support in making restoration projects investor-ready was utilized as an example of how to scale up investments.

(2) Investing in sustainable landscapes for the triple win - a session moderatedby Peter Besseau, Executive Director, Model Forests Network, who highlighed the growing interest in forest and landscape restoration (FLR) and the need to communicate the potential of investing in FLR for a triple win. EcoPlanet Bamboo investments to date were presented, along with details of the company's mechanisms to overcome barriers of traditional investment in forestry and facilitate triple win outcomes.

More information on EcoPlanet Bamboo's participation can be found in the ENB Summary Report of the World Forestry Congress and on CIFOR's blog posts.

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EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment showcased as an example of how the private sector can achieve successful forest and landscape restoration.

EcoPlanet Bamboo's investment showcased as an example of how the private sector can achieve successful forest and landscape restoration.