This session will focus on the potential opportunity that plantations offer, and on the role that they can play, as a solution to deforestation. If investment acts as a catalyst, the expansion of tree plantations can focus on degraded land. In this case, natural ecosystems can be maintained or restored in the surrounding landscape. The rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and local communities would also be safeguarded, and greater benefit-sharing should be promoted. What models of plantation investment will contribute to being a solution to deforestation?