Analysis of new innovative Financing Mechanism for the Conservation of Forest and Biodiversity

 

Background

The preservation of biodiversity and the international forest protection require massive financial efforts. In times of scarce public funds, private funds are considered as a financing option. Besides typical offers of the grey capital market, new approaches that are termed as “Impact Investing” are now available. Impact Investments are investments made with the intention of generating social and/or environmental impact, as well as a financial return to their investors. The existing financing models are quite different and range from strong integration of local communities to international funds. The project aims to examine how environmental, social and economic aspects could be linked in privately financed and income-oriented investments to protect biodiversity und ensure a sustainable use of forest ecosystems.

 

Goals

  • Identification of new and innovative financing mechanism for profit-oriented forest management,
  • On Site case studies to analyze three til four of these mechanisms with regard to their ecological, social and economic impact,
  • Generate recommendations to mobilize private funds in the long term for the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity in the forest sector.

Contact

Andrea Peiffer
Global Nature Fund – Office Bonn
Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 12
E-mail: peiffer@globalnature.org

 Private capital for nature conservation: Could impact investments be a solution?

Project Partner:

 OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung

Supporters:

 German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
 
 

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Analysis of new innovative Financing Mechanism for the Conservation of Forest and Biodiversity

 

May 2015 - Mai 2017

 

OroVerde – Tropical Forest Foundation

 

German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)