While restoring degraded landscapes yields $7-$30 for every $1 invested, it still isn't receiving the funding it needs. That's where governments come in.
This report discusses the financial barriers and economic issues surrounding forest and landscape restoration. It encourages governments and practitioners to enact policies and financial mechanisms that will unlock capital and support restoration at scale.
U.S. nonfederal leaders who support the Paris Agreement can help support the poorest and most climate-vulnerable populations.
International Monetary Fund leaders have begun thinking about how to transition away from fossil fuels, but aren't yet incorporating climate impacts into their vital analyses. Here's how they can start.
Multilateral development banks are key pistons in the climate finance engine, providing significant international financing for climate adaptation and mitigation and mobilizing private sector capital. Our analysis of the latest snapshot of MDB climate finance for 2016 offers cause for celebration – and concern.
French President Emmanuel Macron's planned summit in December, two years after the Paris Agreement, aims to foster more climate action, notably on the financial front. Here's what the summit can deliver to boost the global climate finance system.
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director for WRI's Sustainable Finance Center, reflects on encouraging trends in climate financing.
U.S. businesses and investors want the government to have a hand in shaping the disclosure of climate risks.
With shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil, investors signal need for businesses to plan for low-carbon future.
First-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.
Sustainable investing won't slow down any time soon. In fact, smart investors are using it to drive profits.
The sustainable investing market has picked up steam over the past year. While, by some measures, the market is already large with $8.7 trillion in the U.S. and growing rapidly (385% growth since 2007; 1 in 5 U.S. investments), asset owners are increasingly screening for risks to their portfolios and looking for opportunities in clean energy markets.
Forest Resilience Bonds are a new investment instrument; money is fronted to pay for forest restoration, which improves water quality and reduces fires, with beneficiaries offering dividends.
Developed countries today released a roadmap for how they will meet their commitment to mobilize $100 billion of climate finance per year by 2020 to support developing countries. The roadmap projects that public climate finance will reach $67 billion by 2020.
Restoring degraded landscapes and forests has the potential to enhance social and economic well-being while delivering powerful environmental benefits. The challenge is getting the funding to make that happen.
A G20 communique on green finance and new national guidelines on greening China's financial system could help shift investments from high-carbon to low-carbon sectors.
The world spends about $50 billion on restoration and conservation every year. That's about $300 billion less than what's needed.
WASHINGTON (September 5, 2016) — At the G20 summit in China, world leaders announced some commitments to further integrate climate change and clean energy into the economic growth agenda.
The World Bank's new Environmental and Social Framework, four years in the making, is designed to ensure that the approximately $30 billion the bank invests each year goes to projects that are safe for people and the environment. This framework is likely to have an impact on the policies of other development banks and governments around the globe.