By 2025, annual investment in Nature based solutions (NbS) needs to increase to US $384 billion, more than double the finance currently flowing into NbS (US $154 billion) according to the State of Finance for Nature 2022 report, published by GFFN Partner – UN Environment Programme, and Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative.
This report explores the opportunities, needs and requirements to leverage private sector investment in sustainable rice landscapes. By improving the flow of capital into rice production, the private sector can help lower interest rates for new equipment, extend access to early warning systems, reduce food loss and improve access to climate-resilient seeds. This report was launched during the GFFN press conference and is a really concrete example of innovative and collaborative approaches to finance sustainable food systems.
The report provides clarity in four key areas – environmental integrity, credibility, accountability and the role of governments. The 10 recommendations outlined in the report detail what non-state actors need to consider through each stage of their progress towards achieving net-zero ambitions and addressing the climate crisis.
According to the 2022 Emissions Gap Report, the international community is falling far short of meeting Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5 degrees C in place.Transforming food systems is imperative for avoiding dangerous levels of climate change and other environmental problems. The report identifies a range of transformation domains with several mitigation measures where food systems can contribute to bridge the emissions gap.
UNCTAD The report warns that monetary and fiscal policy moves in advanced economies risk pushing the world towards global recession and prolonged stagnation, inflicting worse damage than the financial crisis in 2008 and the COVID-19 shock in 2020.
Research by the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions team finds some of the world’s most valuable food and agriculture companies could lose up to 26% of their value by 2030, with permanent sector-wide losses equivalent to the 2008 financial crash.
Food system by-products up cycled in livestock and aquaculture feeds can increase global food supply
Report outlining case studies that demonstrate bankable projects, case studies look at sustainable agriculture and commodity chain development for sustainable cocoa production, forest resilience, marine protected areas, mangroves, and sustainable agroforestry. These case studies can be referenced to better understand how and why initiatives are bankable and successful
The case studies provide just a few snapshots of how private sector companies and financial actors can support multi-stakeholder initiatives at landscape, subnational and national level in commodity-producing countries. They illustrate, at a high level, how companies can collaborate with governments and other organizations – including other private sector companies – in producer countries, supporting and participating in programmes that go beyond individual value chains to create the enabling conditions for sustainable agricultural production.
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.