Closing the financing gap for the biodiversity and climate crisis is estimated to require trillions of US dollars from a number of sources of finance, both private and public.
Increasing investments to nature-based solutions requires a greater understanding of the risks and opportunities across financial, environmental and social outcomes.
To address the knowledge gap on the risks and returns of investing in nature, the Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator has been creating a Framework for Nature-based Solutions.
This is a conceptual learning tool to help facilitate the inclusion of nature-based solutions within comprehensive portfolio decarbonization strategies by unpicking the investment attributes of these investments.
The objective in creating this framework is to fit into the larger goal of accessing larger capital flows to nature-based solutions that deliver benefits for both the environment and society.
This framework is the result of a co-creation process at workshops across the last 12 months involving 45 organizations covering forest-impact investors, civil society actors and mainstream finance actors.
In this online launch, the Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator introduces the framework and leads a panel discussion to explore what actions can be undertaken to unlock finance to nature-based solutions, followed by a Q&A session.
Chair: Ana Yang, Director, Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator
Helen Avery, Director, Nature Programmes and GFI Hive, Green Finance Institute
Henry Boucher, Partner, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Sarasin & Partners
Mark Wishnie, Head of Landscape Capital and Chief Sustainability Officer, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group