This virtual event presented how the GEF-funded Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) is supporting bioeconomy and other nature-based solutions in the Amazon region. The program started implementation of its national projects in 2018, and through its work it is promoting a dynamic nature-based economy, and exploring multiple nature-based solutions under a landscape approach.
The event discussed some of the results and lessons achieved by the ASL Program and a recent case study developed by the Inter-American Development Bank and The Nature Conservancy in the State of Pará, Brazil. This innovative study analyzes the economic value and importance of biodiversity for the Amazon region. The ASL presentation also featured some specific examples from national projects in Colombia and Peru, where non-timber forest products have been supported along diverse value chains.
Note: The recording starts in Spanish and is in English from 07:20 mins.