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Think Forests: Why Investing in Forests is the Next Big Thing

April 14, 2016 | 18:30 ET, 22:30 GMT

Why are so many governments, communities and businesses turning their attention to forests? From meeting climate goals and coping with extreme weather, to boosting livelihoods and greening supply chains, forests are becoming an essential part of the development solution. Join us for a spirited discussion about exciting initiatives benefiting forests and the people who depend on them.

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Speakers

Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Senior Vice President, Food & Markets, World Wildlife Fund

Founding member and Chairman, Board of Amata S.A.

Chairperson, Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI)

State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

President and CEO, World Resources Institute