Landscape restoration has immense potential as a solution to the climate crisis – yet there’s still a shortfall of roughly USD 800 billion needed to restore even just 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes around the world (2 billion hectares offer opportunity to be restored). Last November, the Global Landscapes Forum’s fourth Investment Case Symposium in Luxembourg brought together investors, policymakers, bankers, scientists and many others to explore ways to plug that deficit. Here’s a throwback to last year’s top Landscape News stories on sustainable land-use finance, from explainers and glossaries to conversations with some of the world’s largest fund managers.
Green finance 101: How to mobilize funds for the planet
How can we mobilize funds for restoration and other climate solutions? From definitions to key players, this primer covers all the bases on green finance.
A green finance glossary
Confused by finance jargon like “asset classes” and “securities”? Fear not – here are the most important green finance terms you need to know.
What to think of California’s new Tropical Forest Standard
Tropical forests are vital to limiting global warming – and California has approved a carbon offset standard aimed at keeping them in place. Critics, though, warn that it could do more harm than good.
Martin Berg on sustainable finance: Where does it stand?
The EIB’s sustainable finance expert expounds on technologies, reporting and de-risking investment to beat the climate crisis.
A brief explainer on carbon markets
Another short finance explainer, this time covering carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, voluntary markets and more.
Mirova’s CEO on how the Great Recession helped grow green finance
Philippe Zaouati, CEO of asset management firm Mirova, on investing in a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Fresh funds to help clean up ocean plastics in Asia
Thirty major global companies have banded together to form the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), which will invest over USD 1 billion in reducing plastic pollution in the ocean.
Should we mine the Pacific Ocean’s seabed?
Island states the weigh the financial revenues of mining the Pacific Ocean for minerals against biodiversity and environmental impacts.
New guide shows investors how to overcome obstacles and work with communities
CIFOR looks at cases in Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal and Namibia for success stories in collectively ownership and management and gives six tips on how to invest in these resources.
The risks and rewards of mainstreaming sustainable land-use finance
Leaders raise the profile of the sustainable land-use finance sector at the Global Landscapes Forum’s fourth Investment Case Symposium in Luxembourg.