Leadership from the Government of Peru will articulate their vision of development for the country and Tropical America and the opportunities they see for achieving this vision, setting the stage for the event.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment
Javier Ocampo, Regional President, San Martin
Moderators: François Münger, Head of Global Water Initiative, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Michael Jenkins, President, Forest Trends
Panel 1: Interaction and Integration in Socio-Ecological Systems
People and the ecosystems that support them are inseparably intertwined, even if these linkages are not always fully understood. This panel will articulate the importance of taking a systems view by discussing the biophysical, economic, and social linkages that connect the fates of climate, forests, water, and people.
Moderator: Yolanda Kakabadse, President, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Almir Surui, Chief Paiter Surui, Brazil
Dan Nepstad, Senior Scientist and Executive Director, Earth Innovation Institute
Tundi Agardy, Director, Marine Ecosystem Services Program, Forest Trends
Panel 2: Why Our Policies Need Greater Alignment (Water-Agriculture-Finance-Forests-People)
An integrated vision of sustainable development calls for alignment of the policies and strategies which aim to guide our complex socio‐ecological systems. This panel will consider the imperative and opportunities for alignment from a range of perspectives.
Moderator: Carlos Loret de Mola, Founding Partner, BIOSFERA
Carlos Gustavo Cano, Co-Director, Bank of the Republic ofColombia
Francisco Dumler, Secretary General, National Water Authority
Jason Morrison, Technical Director, UN CEO Water Mandate
Jorge Alberto Aldazabar, Regional President, Madre de Dios
Panel 3: Aligning Subnational Strategies with Sustainable Supply Chains & National Policies
Progress towards innovative solutions for development and environmental protection occurs through interplay between national and subnational levels of government. From jurisdictional REDD programs to investments for watershed services projects to sustainable supply chains, this panel will discuss the effective coordination of national and subnational objectives to maximize outcomes.
Moderator: Gustavo Suarez de Freitas, Director, National Program for the Conservation of Forests of Peru
William Boyd, Senior Advisor and Project Lead, Governors Climate and Forests Task Force
Fernando Momiy, President of the Board, National Sanitation Service Superintendence of Peru (SUNASS)
Dande Tavares, CEO, Company for Development of Environmental Services of Acre
Carlos Muñoz Piña, former Head, Environmental Economics and Public Policy Research Division, Instituto Nacional de Ecología of Mexico (INE)
Panel 4: Food, Energy, and Water Security in a Changing Climate
Transforming food, energy, and water demands from a vicious cycle to a virtuous nexus is an opportunity for climate security, community resilience, and sustainable development. This panel will examine how new governance structures for integrated water resources management can help to align these traditionally splintered sectors, how we can make better decisions when facing great uncertainty, and how the public and private sectors can better coordinate to move toward a virtuous food-energy-water-climate nexus.
Moderator: Jorge Caillaux, President, Peruvian Society of Environmental Law
Juan Carlos Sevilla, Head, National Water Authority of Peru
Bernardo Roca Rey, President, Apega – Peruvian Gastronomy Society
Cesar Augusto Garcia, Director of Science and Technology, Colombian Cattlemen Federation (FEDEGAN)
François Münger, Head of Global Water Initiative, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Panel 5: Policies and Incentives for Forests, Water, and Indigenous Peoples
Forests and land use will be a central component of the regional strategy to climate mitigation and adaptation. Forests are often home to indigenous peoples, who must be engaged in discussions and decision - making around reducing emissions from deforestation and other incentive - based mechanisms to support forest conservation – that addresses not only climate change but culturally and economically important biodiversity, and sufficient water for people and nature.
Panel 6: Protecting Natural Infrastructure Amidst Economic Integration and Investments in Gray Infrastructure
Billions of dollars are flowing into the region every year to build infrastructure like highways, dams, and railroads. Balancing this investment with the need to protect the world’s largest, most diverse contiguous tropical rainforest is one of the greatest challenges we face today. This panel will share experience from across the region; explore how innovative new policy and economic instruments, like biodiversity offsets (compensación), regional funds, and others may be able to address this challenge; and identify what else is needed.
Moderator: Patricia León, Director, World Wildlife Fund Peru
Rodrigo Suarez Castaño, Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment of Colombia
Juan Chang, Climate Change and Sustainability, Inter American Development Bank
Gabriel Quijandría, Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment of Peru
Guido Bocchio, President, Water Committee, National Mining, Petroleum, and Energy Society
Panel 7: Leveraging Climate Finance for Sustainable, Inclusive Development
While motivated by the need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and to help developing countries adapt to climate change, climate finance need not be invested apart from a strategic and well - coordinated strategy for development. As climate finance touches upon the management of natural resources, its deployment may be designed and leveraged to support fully - functional ecosystems and vibrant communities. This panel will explore the pros, cons, and challenges of designing climate finance for sustainable, inclusive development, and how the UNFCCC, governments at multiple levels, and communities themselves can advance this vision.
Moderator: Gayatri Acharya, Sector Leader: Infrastructure, Environment, Rural and Social
Martha Isabel Corzo Ruiz, Director, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda, Mexico
Hugo Wiener, President, Agrobanco
Andreas Dahl - Jørgensen, Director of Policy, Climate Advisers
Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior Policy Advisor, International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy