At its core, the vision is about maintaining the natural infrastructure that provides us with the critical goods and services we need in our communities. These include clean air and water, outdoor recreation, wood products and local food. Fortunately, we can choose to protect these assets and use Smart Growth principles to grow our economic base without sacrificing our farms and forests.Read More
Closing the gap between existing and necessary climate finance: innovative climate finance for developing countries by a cooperation of MDBs, central banks and the private sector.Read More
Nothing beats seeing a great idea turned into a business reality — especially when that dream realizes benefits for communities and the environment. But innovation requires risks that can signal red flags for mainstream banks.Read More
More entities are looking to green bonds to fund sustainable projects, and demand from investors is keeping pace. The upshot: Returns keep pace as well.Read More
Today, ‘Landscape Green Bonds’ are rare and make up just 3% of green bonds issued. In the next decade, this market could expand, offering exposure to a US$200bn a year business opportunity in climate-smart tropical agriculture, which is essential for meeting targets on emission reductions; two thirds of tropical deforestation is driven by the production of agricultural commodities.Read More
Agriculture is currently the main driver of forest loss in the tropics. If current farming patterns continue, the future looks increasingly bleak for tropical forests.
Incentives to save the forest: Financial instruments to drive sustainable land use is a new briefing from Global Canopy Programme.Read More