Troy Wiseman at Restoration Investment Roundtable
27th November 2017
EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO Troy Wiseman presented today at the World Resources Institute's Restoration Investment Roundtable in Guatemala City.
The objective of the roundtable was to develop a portfolio of potentially attractive opportunities for restoration investments in Guatemala. The roundtable will link project promoters, financial partners of Initiative 20x20 and the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture. The event will be supported by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Rainforest Alliance (RA); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), American Bird conservancy (ABC), The National Forest Service (INAB) and the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture.
The investment roundtable came at a good time, as EcoPlanet Bamboo has been investigating Guatemala as a potential expansion of the company's Nicaraguan operations. Troy Wiseman, EcoPlanet Bamboo's CEO presented on lessons learnt within the landscape restoration sphere, and what it takes for a model to be both replicable across different contexts, as well as scaleable to achieve meaningful impact within the Initiative 20x20 and Bonn Challenge commitments. Wiseman further highlighted the potential for bamboo to not only address both landscape restoration and deforestation issues, but also provide a plant based alternative to single use plastics, thereby addressing one of Guatemala's most current and pressing environmental challenges - plastic pollution.
The investment roundtable also highlighted the increased commitment towards the restoration agenda, as well as the ever improving framework for both foreign and domestic investment. A handful of potential projects were showcased to potential investors, followed by an interactive dialogue between investors, technical partners and government.
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