State of Finance for Nature Report
TOPIC: GREEN ECONOMY
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and ELD have jointly released the report, “State of Finance for Nature: Time to act: Doubling investment by 2025 and eliminating nature-negative finance flow".
Climate, biodiversity, and land degradation goals can only be reached if investments into nature-based solutions quickly ramp up to USD 384 billion/year by 2025, more than double of the current USD 154 billion/year.
About the report
The State of Finance for Nature 2022 report quantifies public and private finance flows to nature-based solutions (NbS) to tackle global challenges related to biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate change. Current investments are compared to investment needed to meet targets of the Rio Conventions under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
It comes to the result that climate, biodiversity, and land degradation goals will be out of reach unless annual investments into nature-based solutions quickly are more than doubled. Nature-negative flows from public sources need to be phased out, repurposed or reformed. Private capital only represents 17% of total investments into nature-based solutions. This will have to rise by several orders of magnitude in the coming years.