Following the Lead of Indigenous and Local Communities to Protect Forests
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Paradise Ballroom 1-2
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Indigenous and local communities should be at the helm of conservation efforts. Can companies with global footprints help make indigenous and local-led models the new norm by the end of the decade? How would this approach impact their sustainability goals? Taking forest conservation as a case study, experts will discuss what it looks like to integrate local norms, values and traditional ecological knowledge into a deforestation-free supply chain, carbon offsetting projects and ecosystem restoration programs.