Bridging the Investment Gap

Channelling funds towards ecosystem restoration

The AFOLU sector (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) is responsible for about one-third of total global emissions. At the same time, the IPCC finds that the same AFOLU sector can also offer significant near-term mitigation potential, with measures in forests and other natural ecosystems providing the largest share of the AFOLU mitigation potential.

Nature based solutions (NBS) offer an opportunity to transform the AFOLU sector through protecting, restoring and improving the management of natural ecosystems. High-quality NBS deliver a significant range of “core” benefits including climate mitigation, improved biodiversity and livelihoods for rural communities, providing about a third of the climate mitigation needed by 2030 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

According to the IPCC's latest report, there is sufficient global capital and liquidity to close investment gaps for climate mitigation. An additional USD 165 billion per year from G20 countries for nature-based solutions is needed to meet currently agreed global targets by 2050. Sadly however, there’s still a great gap between investors seeking carbon and other nature based benefits to meet their net zero commitments and NBS projects requiring funding. 

This is where we come in.

Bridging the financial gap between companies interested in investing in Nature-Based Solutions projects and landowners or project developers is crucial for climate change mitigation. However, AFOLU projects, such as insetting and afforestation-reforestation, struggle to attract investment due to perceived complexity, longer-term nature, and lack of standardized methodologies for quantifying carbon removal. Closing this gap requires the coordination of multiple players. 

We focus on this collaboration aspect as we believe it’s easier to go far if we’re together.

To ensure the long-term credibility and viability of NBS projects whilst reducing investor anxiety we combine and coordinate a range of variables: 

  • Rigorous due diligence. This includes comprehensive assessments of various factors such as land tenure, carbon potential, additionality, co-benefits, community engagement capacity, weather conditions, geography and climate change risks. 
  • Constant MRV. This is essential for maintaining transparency and trust, allowing investors to monitor the progress of variables such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, as well as social metrics.
  • Blockchain technology. These platforms can enhance transparency, traceability, and security within the investment process.