Filling the Gaps in Finance for Landscape Investment: New Strategies for Collaboration
During this dialogue, participants will discuss the landscape finance system as a whole as well as gaps in implementation and opportunities to strengthen this approach to benefit landscape scale regeneration. A panel of landscape finance experts from the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People coalition will share examples from their experiences supporting local actors to build pipelines of investable landscape projects and drive commercial and non-commercial funding towards landscape activities. Participants from across the finance continuum will then discuss opportunities and challenges for collaboration to meet the rising demand for place-based funding that achieves interlinked development, environmental and economic objectives.
This event is invitation-only. If you have interest in participating, please reach out to Lily Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Dialogue Series, Accelerating Finance for Thriving Landscapes: A Dialogue Series for Finance and Landscape Leaders
Around the world, climate change and the degradation of land, water and ecosystem health are threatening social well-being and economy. Innovations to reverse these trends and foster a regenerative economy are emerging, including in the investment and finance communities. Yet current efforts remain fragmented, modest in size, and weakly aligned with local needs and priorities.
While new financial flows toward regenerative agriculture, forestry, watershed management, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation are growing rapidly, much larger financial flows that accelerate degradation undermine their impact. Financiers complain of a weak pipeline of investable projects, difficulties in achieving transformation impacts at scale, complex measurement of environmental and social impacts, high risks and inadequate support from public institutions.
Integrated landscape finance is one response to this challenge. Integrated landscape finance is an approach and set of tools that encourage synergies between investments to generate impacts on multiple objectives at landscape scale.
The approach emerges from the rapidly growing movement of locally led, multi-stakeholder partnerships that collaboratively manage their landscapes to regenerate nature, adapt to and mitigate climate change and support their communities’ social and economic development. They employ integrated landscape finance to mobilize financial resources of all kinds at speed and scale to reach their goals while minimizing risks for investors.
This event is the final session of a three-part dialogue series on integrated landscape finance for financial leaders. This three-part interactive series on integrated landscape finance for financial leaders aims to engage experts and explore the many challenges and opportunities of investing at a landscape scale. Partners from landscapes share their experiences and challenges in building a portfolio of enabling and asset investments, developing an infrastructure for finance planning and working with finance actors in their landscape.