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Finance and the Land Sector in the UNFCCC: What are the Problems and What Needs to Change? + Launch of a Briefing Paper on how REDD+ Fails Forests and Those Who Protect Them

5 Jun 2024

As negotiators gather in Bonn, Germany for the Climate Change Conference (SB60) from June 3-13, join the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and member organizations and allies to understand the connections between finance and the land sector in the climate space. Where is the bulk of finance coming from and who is it going to? What are the key issues and what needs to change?

Join us to hear more on this and reflections and voices from those on the ground on the negative impacts of finance supporting false solutions to climate change. We’ll also launch a new briefer on the inherent problems and contradictions in the REDD+ program, and discuss issues related to proposed massive expansion of forest biomass energy,  challenges and opportunities of Just Transitions in the Land Sector and views from Indigenous Peoples. 



  • Onel Masardule, Executive Director, Foundation for the Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge (FPCI)
  • Souparna Lahiri, Senior Climate and Biodiversity Advisor, Global Forest Coalition
  • Peg Putt, Policy Coordinator, Biomass Action Network – Environmental Paper Network International
  • Gadir Lavadenz, Forest and Climate Campaign Coordinator, Global Forest Coalition
  • Kwami Pondzo, Extractive Industries, Tourism and Infrastructure Campaign Coordinator, Global Forest Coalition, (Moderator)

BRIEFING PAPER: Who Really Benefits? REDD+ Fails Forests and Those Who Protect Them [EN | PDF]

WHERE: Nairobi 4 Theatre, Main Building, World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), and via Live Webcast here

WHEN: Wednesday, 5th June 12:00 – 12:30 pm Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)

CONTACT: Chithira Vijayakumar +919633990688 (WhatsApp, Signal)

Live webcast available:

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of 133 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies.

The GFC was founded in 2000 by 19 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations (IPOs) from all over the world. It is a successor to the NGO Forest Working Group, which was originally established in 1995.

GFC participates in international forest policy meetings and organizes joint advocacy campaigns on issues like Indigenous Peoples’ rights, the need for socially-just forest policy and the need to address the underlying causes of forest loss.