Forest & Land Use Working Group

We support investors in developing risk management processes, investment policies, and engagement programs that will contribute to ending deforestation.

This working group will support capacity building on;

  • Investor practice: members’ integration of deforestation policy, and analysis of deforestation impacts in their portfolios, and
  • Policy engagement: investor members signing up for policy statements and connecting to deforestation-related statements/initiatives.

The Forest and Land Use working group is made possible with the support of The Finance Hub.

 

Created by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance sustainable finance. 

Co-Chairs

Seiji Kawazoe
Global Initiatives Fellow, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

Jane Karen Ho
Head of Stewardship for Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Contact

Wisnu Wibisono
Project Manager, Investor Practice, AIGCC

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Asia: A Hotspot for Deforestation

Asian countries are among the top ten trade destinations for forest risk commodities.

South East Asia is one of the largest deforestation fronts and hotspots due to forest risks commodities production.

“Net zero is entirely incompatible with continued investment in fossil fuels. Similarly, deforestation and other environmentally destructive activities are disqualifying.”

-UN High-Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitment of Non-State Entities

For Our Members

We provide investors with tools and guidance to develop policy on deforestation related risk​, with a focus on soft commodities and land use​, connection to climate and net zero strategies.

Building Capacity

Through the following:

  1. Deforestation working group​,
  2. Deforestation masterclasses​, and
  3. Asia-focused research, and
Investor Engagement

To drive the integration of deforestation policy and portfolio deforestation analysis by investor members.

Policy Engagement

To facilitate investor members signing up for policy statements and connect to deforestation-related statements/ initiatives.

Deforestation and land use change is a key area where investors are realising the increased need in managing emissions and the biggest driver of biodiversity loss due to habitat destruction.

Sustainable land management strategies will provide ample investment opportunities in natural climate solutions.

Monica BaeDirector, Investor Practice, AIGCC 

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2022 AIGCC Year In Review

Report | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | March 2023

In 2022 AIGCC recognised that investors in Asia need to rapidly accelerate their portfolio decarbonisation. Globally, net-zero commitments have become the base expectation. However, the focus for those climate commitments has quickly shifted from net zero by 2050, 2060 or 2070 to near-term milestones.

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AIGCC launches initiatives for deforestation and energy transition

28 February 2023

AIGCC's investor practice program is meeting investors’ interest in two of the highest emitting sectors: energy and forestry and land use. There are unprecedented opportunities in Asia to accelerate financing energy transition and renewables.