Contribution of International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for 2016 Global Landscape Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development in Marrakesh, Morocco on 16 November, 2016

Project leader John Colmey
Email j.colmey@cgiar.org
Location Morocco
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2016-11-11
Project end 2017-01-10
The IWMI joins the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) 2016 and host a Discussion Forum session. The purpose of this session is to highlight undervalued approaches to mitigate impacts of climate change and then invite different perspectives as to how they can be scaled or more widely utilized. Potential big wins include : 1) Trees on farms; 2) Soil organic carbon; 3) Wetlands/Peatlands; and 4) Improved grasslands. The session will include an overview of a new global study identifying some of the main carbon emission hotspots along with short presentations on each of the undervalued approaches. In Dragons Den style, researchers will ‘pitch’ their big wins to a group of diverse group of implementers (policy makers, financers, NGOs, government agents) to see which ones they think has the most promise for wide scale change. Each will be given 15 million dollars to invest and will decide at the end where they would best put their money. Participants will be asked to vote on which approach has the most potential and reflect themselves on how these can be taken to scale.

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