United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and ELD have jointly released the report, “State of Finance for Nature in the G20: Leading by example to close the investment gap”.
G20 leadership required to catalyze private capital inflow for nature-based solutions.
About the report
The State of Finance for Nature in the G20 report attempts to capture the complete amount and future need for G20 country spending on nature-based solutions assets and activities. It reveals that current G20 investments in nature-based solutions are insufficient, at USD 120 billion/year, and G20 Official Development Assistance and private sector investments are small when compared with domestic government spending.
The report calls for G20 countries to scale-up annual nature-based solutions spending to USD 285 billion by 2050 to tackle the inter-related nature, climate, and land degradation crises on which much of our economies are dependent, and provides recommendations to align development and economic recovery with nature goals through setting quantifiable monetary objectives, governance and policy options, and devices to facilitate systemic changes to meet this investment gap.