GFFN addressing the finance gap during COP27: Now analyzed in UNEP’s newest State of Finance for Nature Report

The Good Food Finance Network is working to mobilize public and private financial actors to address the financing gap covered in UN Environment Programme’s 2022 State of Finance for Nature Report.

State of Finance for Nature 2022

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.

Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative report

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.

Finance leaders publish new generation of ‘high ambition’ targets for the sustainable food transition

UN-supported group urges wider finance sector to ‘supersize its ambition’  (Geneva, 27/10/22) The Good Food Finance Network’s High Ambition Group, a group of 11 influential institutions in food and finance, today unveiled a first tranche of environmental and social impact targets covering over US$108 billion of existing assets. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) praised the targets and called onContinue reading “Finance leaders publish new generation of ‘high ambition’ targets for the sustainable food transition”

Common success factors for bankable nature-based solutions

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

Value beyond value chains: Case study collection 

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.

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.

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.

The State of Finance for Nature Report

The State of Finance of Nature tracks global trends in public and private investment in nature-based solutions, aiming to improve data quality and identify opportunities for governments, businesses and financiers. This year’s report calls for investments in nature-based solutions to triple by 2030 and to increase four-fold by 2050 from the current level. While an increase in public funding would help plug some of the gap, there needs to be a significant increase in private sector investment in Nature-based solutions.

The Case for Repurposing Public Support to Agriculture: Policy Brief

The global food and agriculture sector receives more than US$700 billion in public support each year, but much of this is not currently geared toward addressing this challenge. This policy brief produced by Just Rural Transition (JRT) explains how countries support their food and agriculture sectors, why much of this financial assistance is in need of repurposing, and what this process looks like in practice.