State of Finance for Nature report
TOPIC: NATURAL CAPITAL & FINANCING SOLUTIONS
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and ELD have jointly released the flagship report, “State of Finance For Nature: Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030”.
If the world is to meet the climate change, biodiversity, and land degradation targets, it needs to close a USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature by 2050. The current investments in Nature-based solutions amount to USD 133 billion – about 0.10 per cent of global GDP, most of which comes from public sources.
About the report
As countries and companies step up their commitments to fight the climate and nature crises, it is of paramount importance to use the post-COVID-19 recovery to scale-up finance and investment in nature-based solutions to restore degraded land and tackle the climate and biodiversity crises while creating jobs. The State of Finance for Nature report present the results of a global analysis which tracks investment flows into nature-based solutions and identifies future investments needed to meet the biodiversity, climate and land restoration targets.