December 16, 2016

Financing green: Bridging the gap between sustainable landscapes and investors

Louis Wertz, EcoAgriculture Partners

Trillions of dollars are available in funds to stop deforestation, reverse degradation, and integrate agriculture in the landscape.

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But these are underspent due to a mismatch between the world of finance and the one of biodiversity. At the same time, innovative solutions are being developed in a diverse range of projects around the world today. What do they teach us about bridging the gap and making the match?

At “Financing Green,” a side event at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 13th Conference of the Parties, three experts participated in a moderated discussion about this topic, and uncovered a lot of potential for rapid progress to bridge the gap.

Speakers are, in order of appearance:

  • Andre Brasser, Beagle Sustainability Solutions
  • Andrew Deutz, NatureVest
  • Sara J. Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners
  • Arthur Eijs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands
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