Event Invitation: Climate Bonds Initiative Webinar - Standards for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Investments

Thursday 29 Oct 2015 09:00 San Francisco / 10:00 Mexico City / 12:00 New York / 16:00 London / 17:00 Paris

Duration: Approx. 1 Hour with Q&A.

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Climate Bonds Initiative would like to invite you to a Webinar co-hosted with Banorte to discuss the Climate Bonds Standard for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Investments. This is the second, and final, webinar in the series discussing the AFOLU Standard.

The AFOLU Technical Working Group released their proposed eligibility criteria for the above standard in early September and it is currently under public consultation.

This webinar will introduce the standard and then open up for questions and discussion – we welcome your feedback.


  • Tanja Havemann, AFOLU lead specialist and Director, Clarmondial
  • Justine Leigh-Bell, International Standards Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Marcos Mancini, Director of Sustainable Banking, Banorte

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Who Should Participate: Investors, prospective issuers, agriculture and forestry asset managers and bankers.

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Agriculture and forestry and other land management practices, are increasingly susceptible to climate impacts – with serious implications for human food, fibre and fuel supplies.

Some climate scenarios show a potential 25% reduction in crop yields (link is external)between 2030 and 2050. That’s a massive change, which could be underway in just two decades. Already drought is having a major effect on food production, in large emerging markets like Nigeria and Indonesia.

Increasing pressures on food, fibre and fuel production along with broader environmental degradation come as demand increases due to global population growth.

Bonds are an important tool for investors to deploy capital, at scale, into the AFOLU sectors

Significant sustainable investments are required throughout the supply chain, from primary production, to inputs, storage, processing and distribution and retail to address environmental and demand pressures.

Why a Standard?

The Climate Bonds AFOLU Standard serves two important functions: first, it signals to investors what a green investment is within the AFOLU sectors, and second, creates a consistent, science-based framework to review and monitor relevant bond issuance to simplify this process for investors.

The Climate Bonds AFOLU Standard aims to help spur increased sustainable investment in agriculture, forestry and other land uses.

Where Next?

After assessment of stakeholder feedback the Technical Working Group will submit the Draft to the Climate Bonds Standards Board for approval. This process is currently scheduled for early December 2015.

We’ll keep you posted.