New opportunities 

 

from natural wealth management 
A public private dialogue on green growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion  17‐20 June 2013 in Bangkok     

Draft Agenda 
   
  A capacity building initiative of the Offering Sustainable Land‐use Options (OSLO) Consortium 

 

 

Jointly organized by the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Global  Mechanism of the UNCCD, the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) of UNDP & UNEP, and WWF 

         

With the support from the Government of Norway and the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative 

 

 

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PART 1: Green growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion
This session will discuss options for transitioning to a green economy. High level government officials, development partners and private investors and business leaders across all land use sectors will participate. An overview of green economy in the GMS region will be given, as well as examples of public and private triple bottom line investments and business practices and innovative financing opportunities and technologies. Options for scaling up success stories and investment opportunities will be explored. The session will present some of the great opportunities that lies in conserving natural wealth for the private as well as the public sector, and will deepen the participants’ understanding of how public-private partnerships and the right enabling conditions can make it happen. The dialog will prepare the participants to become advocates and facilitators of change, and provide a forum for sharing lessons and experiences as well as for building networks of expertise.

DAY 1 MORNING SESSION – SETTING THE SCENE
09:00 –10:00 10:00 – 11:00 11:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 13:00 Opening Remarks Key notes – Green economy and natural capital: the concepts, principles and definitions. COFFEE BREAK State of Play on Green Economy in the GMS Formal launch of a green economy platform for continuous dialogue Panel discussion – the benefits of a green economy in the GMS seen from the public and private perspectives 13:00 –14:00 LUNCH Presentation/panel

AFTERNOON SESSION – GREEN ECONOMY IN PRACTICE
14:00 –15:30 Presentations by the Governments outlining how the green economy is being defined and operationalized in the GMS, how it contributes to sustainable development goals, how it can stop the loss of natural wealth, how it captures ecosystem benefits. What are the opportunities and challenges ahead. COFFEE BREAK Examples from various economic sectors and industries of triple bottom line investments. What are the costs and benefits of sustainable production/greening supply chains. Social role of business in the GMS. What are the challenges and opportunities ahead. Wrapping up day 1 Presentations/panel Private sector Presentations/panel China, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

15:30 – 16:00 16:00 –17:30

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
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DAY 2 – SCALING UP
09:00 – 09:30 09:30 – 11:00 Recap of Day 1 Scaling up green technologies: challenges and opportunities Traditional and emerging green technologies. Costs and returns on investment. Barriers to adoption and options in the different economic sectors. New opportunities from technological innovations and R&D. Frontier research and experimental evidence from application. Traceability of natural resources 11:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 13:00 COFFEE BREAK Scaling up responsible investments in natural resource management: financial challenges and opportunities New investment opportunities from natural wealth management. Costs and returns on investment. Barriers and options from the financial industry and capital markets. Innovative financing sources and mechanisms. Impact investments. Environmental funds and bonds. Public-private partnerships: how can public and private sector complement each other in creating a conducive investment climate 13:00 –14:00 14:00 – 16:30 LUNCH Break out session Presentations and discussion in sector groups on causes and drivers of natural resource degradation in the sector, successful natural wealth management practices, what is needed to scale up the good practices, what are the obstacles and how to tackle these. Presentations/ panel

 

Presentations/panel

During break out session 16:30 -17.30

COFFEE BREAK Reporting back from sector groups Wrapping up Day 2

 

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PART 2: Green growth approaches and tools for decision making in the GMS
This session will provide a more technical and detailed overview of some of the leading approaches, methodologies and tools that can support public and private decision-making on GE investments in the GMS. Participants will include representatives from the business, financial, investment, and scientific communities, as well as government officials involved in the day-to-day development, application, monitoring and implementation of GE-related activities “on the ground”. Experts will showcase examples of projects, tools and applications that enable and support a green growth in the GMS region, as well as case studies from other regions. Participants will have the opportunity to raise methodological questions and participate in practical exercise to share and increase their knowledge of tools and approaches that can promote and benefit a green economy.

 

DAY 3 – VALUING NATURAL CAPITAL
09:00 – 09:30 Recap of Day 2 Objective of the Part 2 09:30 – 10:30 Introduction to the concepts of natural capital valuation. What is being done in the GMS region and how is the information being used. Examples and findings. Presentations/panel

10:30 – 11:00 11:00 – 13:00

COFFEE BREAK Valuation support initiatives and tools E.g. OSLO, InVEST, Green Economy modeling, multi-criteria analysis NCA, Multilayer mapping tools, GIS, databases of SLM practices. Knowledge sharing platforms, mapping, quantification tools, etc. Discussion on use and replication in the GMS region.

Presentations/panel

13:00 – 14:00 14:00 – 17:00

LUNCH Break out session Presentations and discussions in the groups. Methodological approaches; specific technical issues linked to the socio-economic and environmental assessment of land and ecosystem services; practical valuation exercises. 4 groups on different tools or approached

During break out session

COFFEE BREAK

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DAY 4 – FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
09:00 – 09:30 Reporting back from break out session Introduction day 4 09:30 – 10:30 Incentive measures for natural capital management. Economic incentives and financial instruments that trigger investments in triple bottom line activities and practices (economic incentives, PES, economic and biodiversity corridors, etc.). Market-based mechanisms to monetize returns on investment, models for distribution of benefits, policies and institutional mechanisms. COFFEE BREAK Indicators of green growth and sustainable practices The indicators can be used in national development, corporate accounting and M&E of impact investments Presentations/panel Group rapporteurs Moderator

Presentations/panel

10:30-11:00 11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

Risk management and business assurance Standards and certificates. Environmental risk integration into sovereign credit analysis. Insurance. Investment agreement templates. Ratings. Presentations/panel

13:00 – 14:00 14:00 – 16:00

LUNCH Breakout sessions Presentations and discussions in the groups. Groups may include; indicators, incentive measures, risk assurance, etc.

16:30 – 17:00 17:00 – 17:30

Workshop evaluation and feedback from participants Closing remark

All participants involved

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