More than USD 300 billion per year will be needed to restore the world’s degraded lands and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 15 by 2030. Public financing is likely to be inadequate, meaning substantial private investment is needed to support restoration activities on the ground.
A crucial step is to identify and establish bankable or investable restoration projects to convince investors of the economic potential and feasibility of restoration beyond its environmental and social impacts.
This session presents several ongoing initiatives and existing tools to support entrepreneurs in developing a business case for sustainable restoration.
- Forests, trees and the eradication of poverty: potential and limitations
- Understanding forests’ contribution to poverty alleviation: a framework for interventions in forested areas
- Local Financing Mechanisms for Forest and Landscape Restoration: a review of local-level investment mechanisms
- Landscape scale action for forests, people and sustainable production: a practical guide for companies