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Opening the Tap: Peru’s “Silent Revolution” on Nature-based Solutions (Part 1)

Virtual Webinar

The first webinar in our series on effective, scalable nature-based solutions

Feb 24, 2022

11:00 am – 12:15 pm PET/ET


The COP-26 climate talks marked a sea change in global commitments to nature-based solutions (NBS) for climate, and especially interest in the potential of NBS to shore up water and climate resilience. However, few examples exist of successful mainstreaming of NBS at scale. How can countries move from small projects to national implementation? How can leaders create an enabling environment for investment, and how can how can public infrastructure investments successfully integrate nature-based strategies?

Peru offers perhaps the best model in the world for answering these questions – although until recently it has gotten little attention on the world stage for its leadership on NBS. In this webinar, we’ll share the story of how Peru transformed its infrastructure sector in just a few short years, and the specific steps taken by the diverse actors that made it possible. We’ll also feature results from a new report, Opening the Tap: State of Finance for Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru, 2021 documenting current scale, scope, and direction of investments in nature-based solutions for water and climate resilience.


Gena Gammie, Deputy Director, Natural Infrastructure for Water Security project, Forest Trends

Gabriel Quijandria, Regional Director for South America, IUCN; Former Minister of Environment of Peru

Helen Laubenstein, Environmental Economist, OECD


Bettina von Hagen, CEO and Managing Director, EFM Investments & Advisory; Forest Trends Board of Directors