Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and private, for restoration is inadequate for seven reasons, and offers solutions to these financial barriers.
The publication also outlines the main steps involved in carrying out economic analyses, bringing to light the full value of ecosystem services and social benefits as well as the costs of degradation. These insights can help governments to develop policy instruments and financing mechanisms that promote restoration on the ground. They can also help stakeholders incorporate environmental and social benefits into financing decisions.
Global Restoration InitiativeVisit Project
WRI is partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to restore millions of hectares of deforested and degraded land.Part of Forests
New Climate EconomyLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
The New Climate Economy (NCE), a flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, brings together government, business and economic leaders to enhance global and national understanding of how climate action can drive economic, social and development objectives.Part of Climate
The Land AcceleratorLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
A curated network and accelerator program for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland
The Restoration Policy AcceleratorVisit Project
Inspiring, innovating and streamlining public policies for landscape restoration.
African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)Launch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.
Initiative 20x20Launch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
A country-led effort to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
TerraMatchLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
TerraMatch connects local land restoration champions to capital and technical assistance through a trusted online system that vets their work, supports their growth, and monitors their progress.