On November 7-18, governments, climate experts, businesses and civil society will meet in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. There, they will advocate for and source solutions to the world’s mounting climate crisis. 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People and partners will be at the center of discussions, highlighting various landscape-scale approaches, from nature-based solutions to financing communities so that they can undertake major climate-smart projects.
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The 1000L Finance Solutions Design Team is working on reimagining ways to fund landscape-level change, so we think it’s important to stay well-informed about the latest innovations and actors operating in the space. We’re happy to continue our finance-focused newsletter, a resource to help readers gain more perspective on landscape finance. These are the landscape finance-related developments and reports that caught our eye over the summer of 2022.
Transforming the Future of Food Systems: Experts Convene in Geneva to Explore How Landscape Partnerships and Territorial Approaches Can Drive Agroecological Change
The world’s overlapping challenges of food insecurity, natural resource degradation, climate change and poverty highlight an urgent need for policymakers and international organizations to respond with collaborative and innovative solutions. The intersection of these two disciplines was the primary focus of an interactive dialogue co-hosted by Biovision Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under the auspices of the Agroecology Coalition on June 24, 2022.
In mid-June, the world marked the global Day to Combat Desertification. The commemoration served as a reminder one month after the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) COP 15 about the critical issue of land degradation and deforestation. This year’s...
The 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative is thrilled to announce that the Laudes Foundation will continue funding our work to boost livelihoods and restore ecosystems through a new grant. By providing a new round of funding to 1000L co-convener EcoAgriculture Partners, Laudes has reconfirmed its bold commitment to align conservation and sustainable development through integrated landscape management.
From now through 2025, the Laudes Foundation’s generous $1.5 million grant will back landscape initiatives in numerous ways.
With the 1000L Finance Solutions Design Team working on system change, we think it’s important to stay well-informed about the latest sustainable finance innovations and actors operating in the space. We’re happy to continue our finance-focused newsletter, a resource to help all gain more perspective on landscape finance. These are the landscape finance-related developments and reports that caught our eye in the Spring of 2022.
1000 Landscapes at UNCCD COP 15: Highlighting the Power and Potential of Landscape Partnerships to Combat Land Degradation
From May 9-20, global experts will come together in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire to showcase and source solutions to some of the world’s most pressing land-use challenges at the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 15). 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative and partners will join the conversation through several side events focused on tools to support effective landscape partnerships and innovations in integrated landscape finance.
Investing in a Future For Forests: Yale Panel Uncovers the Secret to Financially Sustainable Restoration
EcoAgriculture Partners Manager Juan Ramos joined a panel to discuss how partnerships can finance forest management projects. Such initiatives can address climate change while protecting biodiversity and boosting livelihoods. The event was part of the Yale Society of Tropical Foresters annual conference in January 2022.
Activity continues to bubble over in the world of landscape finance and related fields such as place-based investment, conservation finance and more. Our periodic finance-focused newsletter is a resource to help anyone interested in landscape finance gain more perspective on this ever-evolving field.
Ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact. Evidence shows that this focus can help fight the world’s most pressing challenges. But to succeed, the private sector needs to be at the forefront.