Bonds are well known financial instruments for corporations to access large sums of finance. ‘Green bonds’ are a variation designed to finance environmentally focused projects. Ultimately, these instruments could channel the billions of dollars needed to reduce deforestation and encourage sustainable land use.
World Wide Fund for Nature, EcoAgriculture Partners, The Nature Conservancy, IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Global Canopy Programme publish Little Sustainable Landscapes Book
Demand for emission reductions only 3% of supply from 2015 to 2020; urgent stimulation needed through government and private sector intervention.
Global Canopy Programme calls for governments to immediately prioritise action to reduce deforestation as a vital step in mitigating climate change.