• Overview

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, hosted by the World Economic Forum, are planning to launch a report early 2021 under the working title “State of Finance & Investment into Nature-based Solutions: Tracking capital flows to land-related NBS”.

The purpose of this workshop is first of all to seek feedback from experts and relevant stakeholders through an inclusive process to frame the scope of NBS from a perspective of tracking public and private capital flows (i.e. an investment perspective) on the basis of a first framework paper. Classifying what investments in activities/assets that can be considered nature-based solutions (i.e. the ‘scope’), will form the backbone of the report, as well as providing an initial indication of the scale of public and private capital flows and compare that to how much is needed to meet internationally-agreed targets related to climate change, biodiversity and land degradation. A second objective is to seek insight into what governments and businesses can practically do to invest in NBS and to use practical cases as a means to stimulate replication. The workshop also provides an opportunity for participants to address what other gaps they would like the report to address with the framework paper as a reference.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

  • Workshop Session 1 08:00 – 10:00 CET for Group Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa & Europe. Moderation: Justin Adams, Tropical Forest Alliance  
  • Workshop Session 2 16:00 – 18:00 CET for Group North America, Latin America, Africa & Europe. Moderation: Tim Christophersen, Coordinator of Nature for Climate Branch, UNEP

Contact: Aurelia Blin at [email protected]