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How do we stop deforestation?

April 27, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place London SW1A 2HE
The Liberal International British Group welcomes three speakers to share their ideas on how to and how not to stop deforestation.
Duncan Brack is an environmental policy analyst focused on forest issues. He is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and an associate of Forest Trends. From 2010-12 he was Special Advisor to Rt Hon Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Paola Despretz is an Economist at Vivid Economics. She leads Vivid's statistial and spatial analytical work on the application of Earth Observation and economic risk analysis for the prevention of deforestation in Côte d'Ivoire. ​
Jon Shepard is a Director at Global Development Incubator, where he is overseeing the Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator to overcome barriers for both buyers and sellers on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) credits market. ​