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Webinar June 30: Conservation that Empowers Forest Communities

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Wildlife Works' Mai Ndbombe REDD+ project in the Congo Basin Rainforest, the world's second largest intact forest after the Amazon.
Everland and Wildlife Works Present:
REDD+, A Force of Nature

Tuesday June 30, 2020
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PT


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Please join us in celebrating the success of Wildlife Works’ REDD+ project in protecting the Congo Basin Rainforest.

In this group presentation, we will showcase Wildlife Works' pioneering Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Learn how we partner with the local forest communities to protect this vital forest and its wildlife inhabitants. Hear directly from the Mai Ndombe community members, members of Wildlife Works and our key partners in our work that empowers local forest communities for a sustainable development pathway. 

Topics that will be covered: 
  • The importance of protecting the Congo Basin Rainforest 
  • The DRC's ambition for a green future 
  • Nested REDD+ in the DRC 
  • Verra standards for certifying carbon emission reductions 
  • The Mai Ndombe REDD+ project 
  • Drivers of deforestation and economic alternatives 
  • Community impact and testimony 
  • Why offset, why REDD+ and how offsetting unavoidable emissions benefits corporations 
  • How the Mai Ndombe REDD+ project aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Stories from the field 
Followed by a Q&A

Speakers:  
  • Her Excellency Madame Jeanne Ilunga Zaina, Vice Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, DRC 
  • Basabo, Chief of Batwa Pygmy Village of Ikita  
  • Community Leaders from Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project 
    • Including: Teacher, Student, Agronomist 
  • Josh Tosteson, Chief Operating Officer, Everland 
  • Anna Lehmann, Global Climate Policy Director, Wildlife Works 
  • Naomi Swickard, Chief Program Officer, Verra 
  • Mike Korchinsky, Founder and President, Wildlife Works 
  • Jean-Robert Bwangoy, DRC Country Director, Wildlife Works 
    Armin Sandhoevel, Chief Investment Officer Infrastructure Equity, Allianz 
  • Filip Agoo, Impact Photographer, Create The Change
Moderated by: 
Pamela Brazier, Vice President of Business Development Europe, Everland

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