The XXIII RedLAC Congress 2021 gathers unique engagement and learning opportunities between our member funds, strategic allies, donors, impact investors, government representatives, and the global conservation finance community to address the topic of “Road to 2030: The role and added value of CTFs in meeting global goals”.

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For nearly a quarter of a century, RedLAC has organized annual events to support the conservation finance community in innovating and diversifying revenue streams, using best practices and cross-learning. This virtual event will include a virtual party, round tables, and other networking opportunities for participants to experience a little bit of the RedLAC Congress atmosphere, until we are able to meet in person again.

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To tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, governments have made international commitments within the UN Convention on Biological Diversity; many have pledged to protect 30% of the planet by 2030. Conservation Trust Funds are independent and transparent entities for resource mobilization and conservation finance that will continue to support these government commitments. It is in this context that RedLAC organizes the XXIII edition of its Annual Congress to engage in conversations around the added value of CTFs in meeting global goals, nature-based solutions and economic resilience, engagement with private sector and government stakeholders, collaborative communication, and international accreditation. This event will be a global knowledge-sharing platform in the road to the upcoming Biodiversity and Climate Change negotiations.

Objectives we hope to achieve with this congress:

The main objective of this congress is to allow the exchange of knowledge and learning, while strengthening networks and relationships between different parties interested in conservation finance with the aim of:

Discussing the diversification of stakeholders that participate in biodiversity conservation.
Analyzing strategic relations with government, multilaterals, and private sector to reach global goals.
Harnessing blue and green economy, and nature based solutions for resilience and economic recovery.
Using collective communications and CTF practice standards to leverage funding.



Road to 2030 – The Role and Added Value of CTFs in Meeting Global Goals.


Bilateral and Multilateral Resource Mobilization towards the 2030 Global Goals.


Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change – Nature Based Solutions.


Lessons from the Field – Innovative Financial Mechanisms Case Studies.


Official Launch of Project BRIDGE – CTFs Working with the Private Sector.


The Power of Partnership – Bright Spots.


The CTF Practice Standards as a Tool for Accreditation.


Building Back Better – Blue and Green Economy as Tools for Global Resilience and Economic Recovery.


Challenges and Accomplishments in Implementing the PfP Model – The Experience of CTFs.


Cultural Session with Costa Rican Musician.


Meet and be inspired by the leaders and experts that will share their insights as they unfold the challenges and opportunities of CTFs in the road to accomplish the new global goals.


J.P. Morgan

Business has an important role to play in advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy. JPMorgan Chase is committed to helping our clients navigate the challenges and capitalize on the long-term economic opportunities and environmental benefits of progressing toward a low-carbon world. We are applying our capital, data, expertise and other resources to help address climate change and promote long-term, innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.

For more information please go to: JPMorgan Sustainability

World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been a leading conservation organization for over 60 years. Its international efforts to protect endangered species, their habitats and to address global conservation issues have led them to work in nearly 100 countries at every level.

By collaborating with global stakeholders, they have developed and delivered innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live, focused on six ambitious goals: creating a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, food security, conserving the world’s most important forests, securing water for people and nature, safeguarding healthy oceans and protecting the world’s most important species.

PACÍFICO Fundation

It mobilizes financial resources to implement marine-coastal conservation actions in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP).

In 2017 PACIFICO was created as a foundation, registered in Panama, with a board of directors made up of one representative from each of its four founding environmental funds, and created a trust fund for the effective and transparent management of the resources generated.



The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) was created in 1999 as a response to the need for environmental funds to work together in addressing the biodiversity threats in the region. It brings together a community of national funds and regional funding initiatives that strengthen the capacity of its members for conservation and sustainable development. Thanks to the commitment of its 26 members: 50% of the world’s tropical forests, 41% of the world’s mammals, 33% of all reptile species, and 50% of the birds in the world are protected.

Forever Costa Rica Association

The Forever Costa Rica Association (FCRA) is a conservation trust fund created in 2010, whose mission is to seek the conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in perpetuity, through the management of funds and partnerships with governments, private sector and civil society. In ten years, this public-private alliance has had a 97.5% success rate in achieving its goals. Since its creation, it has executed more than 456 projects with 87 beneficiary organizations, investing nearly $23 million in the promotion of nature-based solutions.

Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal

Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal (FONAFIFO) is a public initiative that contributes to sustainable development through a Payment for Environmental Services program from an integrative and innovative public management perspective. Its general objective is to finance reforestation processes and technological advances for sustainable use of forest resources, to achieve afforestation and the recovery of deforested lands in the country.


Who should attend the congress?

This congress is aimed at professionals working in conservation and finance throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region. However, it is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered and all are encouraged to attend.

Will there be interpretation for the congress?

Sessions will be available in English and Spanish.

Will I be able to watch the event recordings after the congress has concluded?

Yes, the sessions will be recorded and available on the platform for registered participants.

For how long will the XXIII RedLAC Congress 2021 recordings be available?

The recordings of the event will be available until the last day of january 2022.

How can I access the event's platform?

All panels will be conducted through the Zoom platform. Attendees will receive access codes in their mail inboxes through communications and reminders. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to access directly through our agenda on this platform.

For the Remo networking platform, we advise all attendees to register at www. remo. co. before the congress, to have easier access to the event sessions. During these activities, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and connect with up to 6 to 8 people per table, to meet and share ideas with people in real-time. 4.Do I have to pay for a registration fee to attend the event? R/ No, this event is free for all attendees. 5. How can I do to receive all the event’s communications? R/ Subscribe to RedLAC’s newsletter and mark info@redlac.org as a trusted contact in your e-mail inbox to receive the information.

Do I have to pay for a registration fee to attend the event?

No, this event is free for all attendees.

How can I do to receive all the event's communications?

Subscribe to RedLAC’s newsletter and mark info@redlac.org as a trusted contact in your e-mail inbox to receive the information.

How can I contact the hosts with questions?

Please use the contact form below or email us directly at info@redlac.org