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					Green
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January 17, 2012   John van Himbergen
At CBD COP9 in 2008…

The Parties recognised the need for additional, private-
sector based, international funds, agreeing to:

“improve actions and cooperation for enhancing the engagement of
the business community… in the implementation of the three
objectives of the Convention,”

and to

“come forward with new and innovative financing mechanisms in
support of the strategy for resource mobilization.”




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Where are we coming from?
2009 Feb: Amsterdam       2011 Mar: Paris
      Jul: Paris                      Geneva
        Oct: Geneva                     Gland
         Dec: Jakarta                    Budapest
                                            ……
      2010 Jan: Bonn (IFM1)
            Feb: Bali
              Mar: Montreux
                 Apr: Geneva
                   May: Nairobi (WGRI3)
                     Jun: Tokyo
                       Aug: London
                         Oct: Nagoya (COP10)
                           Nov: Cairo
                             Dec: Berlin

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The Green Development Initiative

In support of implementing the CBD, the GDI aims to
increase financial resources significantly by engaging the
private sector through an:

    •   international,
    •   non-ODA,
    •   business-focused,
    •   politically-supported,
    •   transparent,
    •   voluntary approach.



4                                   January 17, 2012
Insights from carbon bundling
    Market response    •Climate emerging factor in
    to climate         consumer choices
    challenge          • Businesses working on GHG
                       reduction
                                                               Bringing
    Potential of       • Agriculture largest contributor to     carbon
    agricultural       GHG emission                            into the
    carbon             • Carbon is high-potential revenu         agro-




                                                                          (WWF, IDH, Unilever)
                       stream for agriculture                   supply
                                                                 chain

    Rewarding          •Agriculture is largest user of land,
    sustainable land   so large impact biodiversity
    use                • Sustainable farms produce public
                       goods not rewarded in marketplace

    But how to secure the biodiversity benefits?
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The Green Development Initiative proposal

The Green Development Initiative proposes:

•   To certify land use management on biodiversity and development
    outcome

•   with commitments or credits that can be bought

•   to compensate land users for sustainable use or conservation of
    biodiversity




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How?
A GDI meta-standard for „green plus‟ landscape management


       GDI
                                                           Biological
    management     Landscapes   Ecosystems       Species
      matrix                                               resources



    Conservation

    Sustainable
        use

       Equity

    Development

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Where are we now?
• Establishing a governance structure

•   Developing GDI modalities

•   Piloting GDI certification

• Continuing technical & stakeholder consultations

• Seeking co-sponsors




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What do we need?

• Technical and stakeholder consultations to develop an
efficient and equitable GDI certification system

• Piloting GDI certification, possibly bundled with carbon or
with other IFMs

• Developing a GDI business plan

• And then support for a first phase, perhaps to be launched
at CBD COP11, IUCN WCC5 or RIO+20




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More information:


• www.gdi.earthmind.net

• john.vanhimbergen@minvrom.nl

• arthur.eijs@minvrom.nl




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