Address multicrisis by mainstreaming sustainable food finance

The 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly took place this month in the midst of a storm of converging crises, driven in part by skewed incentives in food, energy, and finance. Worsening climate disruption is reducing access to fresh water, threatening food supplies, and intensifying vulnerability across a diverse range of countries andContinue reading “Address multicrisis by mainstreaming sustainable food finance”

Bringing good food finance on the Climate Agenda at Climate Week NYC

A year after the launch of the Good Food Finance Network (GFFN), the GFFN principals and co-chairs met businesses and investors during Climate Week NYC 2022 to demonstrate the progress made and invite them to join the network to unlock finance for sustainable and climate-resilient food systems. “Financial institutions, be it asset managers, commercial banksContinue reading “Bringing good food finance on the Climate Agenda at Climate Week NYC”

Stockholm +50 – A new step toward food value chain transformation

GFFN Partner World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Stokholm Environmental Institute (SEI), in close collaboration with GFFN Partner United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Stockholm Action Agenda initiative, outlining priorities and recommendations for action in key sectors, including food and agriculture.

Good Food Finance Network proposes co-investment platform to tackle global food security challenges

During the Good Food Finance Week, the GFFN proposed a Co-Investment platform to tackle global food security challenges and announced Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Wiebe Draijer, CEO of Rabobank as GFFN Co-Chairs. They will provide strategic guidance and serve as high-level leaders representing public, private, and multilateral sectors.

Food System Transformation in Turbulent Times – Interview with GFFN Partners WBCSD and Food Systems for the Future

Expert Interview featuring GFFN Principals & core partners Diane Holdorf – Executive Vice President at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & Ertharin Cousin – CEO and Founder of Food Systems for the Future (FSF) discuss the urgen need for a fast response to food systems transformations and the importance of adequate and accessible financing.

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The IPCC is now in its sixth assessment cycle, in which the IPCC is producing the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) with contributions by its three Working Groups and a Synthesis Report, three Special Reports, and a refinement to its latest Methodology Report, presenting the most advanced and recent knowledge on global warming and climate change while highlighting the responsibility of humans in the latter. The most recent IPCC report 2022 warned that the world is set to reach the 1.5ºC level within the next two decades and said that only the most drastic cuts in carbon emissions from now would help prevent an environmental disaster.

State of Finance for Nature in the G20 Report

The State of Finance for Nature in the G20 report attempts to capture the complete amount and future need for G20 country spending on nature-based solutions assets and activities. It reveals that current G20 investments in nature-based solutions are insufficient, at USD 120 billion/year, and G20 Official Development Assistance and private sector investments are small when compared with domestic government spending. It builds on the global report ‘State of Finance for Nature – Tripling Investments in Nature-Based Solutions by 2030’ released in 2021, which calls for closing a USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature-based solutions.

 Scaling up finance for sustainable food systems through blended finance: six catalytic actions

The Discussion paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) presents a snapshot of current challenges and opportunities associated with blended finance and calls for a radical sectoral shift in agriculture, using commercial banks, development finance institutions and other financial intermediaries as enablers for food systems transformation. It provides a situation analysis and a proposed action plan that was discussed in-depth during the GFFN Event ‘Strengthening collaboration between private and public banks to scale up finance for sustainable food systems”.