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Bioeconomy Breakthroughs: The Frontiers of Rainforest Conservation Finance

Yihana von Ritter Align Impact

Rainforests, vital for their biological wealth and reservoirs of biodiversity, underpin the global economy’s health. Yet rampant deforestation is tipping the Amazon from carbon sink to source and undermining its climatic role. Current economic models not only fail to capture the true value of these ecosystems, but even glorify extractive industries that decimate forests, contaminate waterways, and displace Indigenous peoples.

The old models will only entrench us further. New bioeconomic models are needed to harmonize economic progress with ecological integrity.

Drawing inspiration from biomimicry and the flow of water, this panel will explore innovative bioeconomic models that not only finance the conservation of these verdant realms but also honor and elevate indigenous leadership, recognizing their long guardianship of these territories.

Join us in a compelling exploration of the frontiers of conservation finance, from biodiversity credits to nature-based currency, from conservation monitoring technology to community ecotourism.

Track

Deploying Climate Capital

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameBelinda Morris
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationColibri Catalyst
  • NameTom Quigley
  • TitleCo-founder & Managing Director
  • OrganizationSuperorganism
  • NameYihana von Ritter
  • TitleDirector, Private Fund Investments
  • OrganizationAlign Impact

Description

Rainforests, vital for their biological wealth and reservoirs of biodiversity, underpin the global economy’s health. Yet rampant deforestation is tipping the Amazon from carbon sink to source and undermining its climatic role. Current economic models not only fail to capture the true value of these ecosystems, but even glorify extractive industries that decimate forests, contaminate waterways, and displace Indigenous peoples.

The old models will only entrench us further. New bioeconomic models are needed to harmonize economic progress with ecological integrity.

Drawing inspiration from biomimicry and the flow of water, this panel will explore innovative bioeconomic models that not only finance the conservation of these verdant realms but also honor and elevate indigenous leadership, recognizing their long guardianship of these territories.

Join us in a compelling exploration of the frontiers of conservation finance, from biodiversity credits to nature-based currency, from conservation monitoring technology to community ecotourism.

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