Biodiversity Climate Communities Forests

COP28: A Revolutionary Shift for the Voluntary Carbon Market: Leadership from Forest Communities and Global South Countries

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 3, 2023 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM


Location: Nature Positive Pavilion, Blue Zone

Convenor: Equitable Earth Coalition

Leaders of Indigenous Peoples and Global South governments join together at this panel discussion to discuss how to end deforestation by 2030 through a new and revolutionary shift in the voluntary carbon market. This panel’s speakers will discuss community-led forest carbon projects and other initiatives they are engaged in to deliver equitable results for climate action and biodiversity protection that drive economic development for their people.


  • Sonia Guajajara, Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Brazil
  • Eve Bazaiba, Minister for the Environment, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gustavo Sánchez, Mexican Network of Forest Peoples Organizations
  • Puyr Tembé, Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Pará
  • Beto Borges, Forest Trends / Equitable Earth IPLC Advisory Group