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Land & Carbon Lab's 2023 Summit

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
11:00 AM
Thursday, June 29, 2023
11:00 AM-20:00 PM Europe/Moscow
Tuesday, June 27 - Thursday, June 29, 2023
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Monitoring Land, Mobilizing Action

Register for the livestream HERE 

Land & Carbon Lab’s Summit will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and innovators seeking to harness the power of geospatial data to achieve this decade's climate, nature and sustainable development goals.

We will now be livestreaming all the highlights from this three-day summit so you can join us from anywhere in the world. You will also be able to access the livestreamed sessions on demand. Hear from world class experts as they discuss how advances in geospatial mapping can help us:

  • Accelerate implementation of locally-led landscape restoration
  • Tackle deforestation and nature crime
  • Strengthen community-led land stewardship
  • Ensure accountability for conversion-free supply chains
  • Enhance policy and finance mechanisms to scale nature-based solutions
  • Plan land use for a more sustainable food future
  • Transparently track progress towards global targets for nature and climate
  • Create more equitable, sustainable and resilient urban areas

Read the agenda here and find more about the event here

You are invited to join Summit's Landscape Restoration Track

WRI's Global Restoration Initiative will be convening and participating in a number of sessions in the Summit’s Landscape Restoration track, which will highlight how geospatial data and monitoring can:

  • Help locally led projects track their progress
  • Enhance policies that incentivize restoration
  • Build transparency on restoration progress across landscapes

Browse the event’s agenda page to plan your schedule and view a snapshot of what’s to come:

How to Monitor 100 Locally Led Land Restoration Projects in Africa: Lessons from TerraFund for AFR100 | June 27 | 11am CEST, 9am UTC

TerraFund for AFR100 has funded 100 locally led projects that restore Africa’s degraded and deforested land by growing trees. This session will dig deep into the implementation challenges of monitoring, reporting, and verifying (MRV) restoration when building the capacity of local champions. 

Monitoring Landscape Policy and Public Incentives for Adaptive Management of Restoration Initiatives  | June 28 | 11am CEST, 9am UTC 

Countries have made ambitious restoration pledges through various regional and international initiatives but have limited technical and financial resources to monitor progress and reach scale. This session will provide an overview of how to measure progress, impacts and performance of policy with Land & Carbon Lab's and partners' methods and tools. 
A Vision for Restoration Monitoring: Transparency and Accountability Across Projects and Landscapes | June 28 | 1:30pm CEST, 11:30am UTC 

There is growing interest in monitoring the progress of land restoration, but there are few practical examples of how to do it effectively. This session will provide examples of how various institutions are approaching the task of monitoring restoration at scales ranging from local projects to landscapes to national, regional, and global initiatives. 

Carbon Measurement for Land Restoration Projects: A Low-Cost, High-Accuracy Future? | June 28 |11am CEST, 9am UTC 

How can carbon finance lead to accurate and measurable carbon removals while empowering local communities? This session will explore early lessons on the challenges of collecting data from locally led land restoration projects and the potential paths toward integrating remote sensing into carbon credit verification. 

Transboundary Coalitions for Land Restoration: Challenges and Advances in Collecting High-Quality Data | June 29 | 1:30pm CEST, 11:30am UTC

This session will bring together transboundary partnerships from Brazil, Africa, and India that are building networks of local actors, such as the Brazilian Restoration and Reforestation Observatory, to measure impact environmental targets and improve people's lives. By unpacking the “do’s and don’ts” of partnership-building, these landscape leaders will share how they are unlocking the power of collaboration.