Showcasing Best Practices on Promoting Responsible Land-Based Investments

May 24, 2022 7:00 am - 8:15 am

(Open to public)

IISD Panel Discussion Global Land Forum 2022

There is an increasing need and opportunity for governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), financial institutions, and investors to ensure responsible land-based investment in agriculture, mining, and other land-intensive sectors. Ways to address this include developing a clear framework of laws, policies, institutions, and incentives; effective advocacy modalities for CSOs; and viable multistakeholder partnerships for improved implementation.

Between May 23 and 26, 2022, the International Institute for Environment and Development, representing the ALIGN project, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Oxfam will present a joint plenary discussion on good practices to promote responsible action in large-scale land-based investment during the Global Land Forum in Jordan. The session will discuss good practices in promoting responsible land-based investments, including effective modalities for CSOs to advocate for financial institutes’ accountability; the implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Guidelines for responsible investment in food, agriculture and forestry; and legal empowerment for the implementation and integration of international guidelines for responsible investment. The session will showcase improved policies and practices and raise awareness of technical and legal tools available for governments, CSOs, investors, and communities.

Moderator: Barbara Codispoti—Global Land Program Lead, Oxfam Novib

Plenary Speakers

  • Nyaguthii Maina—law advisor, Agriculture, Trade & Investment, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Economic Law & Policy Program
  • Imke Greven—land rights policy advisor, Oxfam Novib
  • Nathaniah Jacobs—senior researcher, Natural Resources Group, Legal Tools Team, International Institute for Environment and Development

The Global Land Forum brings together NGOs, research centres, government agencies, institutions, and community-based organizations to build a vision and roadmap for land governance based on local and national priorities. Learn more about the Global Land Forum here.