Day 2 – Sunday, 6 December    16.30 - 18.00    Room: 252A

Green Growth Compacts: How three states are pursuing a different industrial development

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Hosts:  The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF)

Recent years have seen an expansion of commitments by forest country governments, corporations, donors, and investors to reduce deforestation and land-use emissions.  However, these commitments have proven difficult to implement owing to the complex challenges of shifting from business-as-usual to a forest-friendly model of rural economic growth.

During the session we will hear from political leaders in three critical jurisdictions at the forefront of practice: East Kalimantan, Indonesia; Para, Brazil; and Quintana Roo, Mexico. We will understand their industrial development strategies and rationale for deciding to incorporate environmental and social considerations into this agenda. And we will explore both the opportunities and challenges they face in realizing this vision, including the alignment of finance and incentives.

The discussion will conclude with recommendations to government, corporations, and others for building political support, financing and executing green growth at scale.

Key questions addressed

  1. What is the “value proposition” to you, as a political leader, to incorporate environmental and social considerations into your industrial development strategy?
  2. How are you doing this, and what are the top challenges to achieve this vision?
  3. How can sub-national governments partner effectively with other actors, including national government and private sector, for a green growth agenda?

Background reading

Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+ and Low Emissions Development Programs

TNC Green Growth Book (not yet published)

Case study: “Green Growth and Sustainable Cattle Intensification in Para” (not yet published)