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LIBG Online: How Do We Stop Deforestation?
(Monday, April 27, 2020)

Meeting type:Public Meeting
Date:Monday, April 27, 2020
Time:6.30pm - 8.30pm

Please note that due to coronavirus restrictions this will now be an online forum.

Directions for joining the meeting:

To attend, please register yourself a free account on the event website prior to the event, which commences at 6:30pm on Monday 27th April. This website is:


To register, you will need to provide your name, email address and state your organisation, for which you can use 'LIBG''. You will need to create a password but can omit the 'job title' box.

The Liberal International British Group welcomes three speakers to share their ideas on how to and how not to stop deforestation.  

Duncan Brackis 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 Despretzis 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 Shepardis 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. ​

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Contact details

Meeting address:National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE


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