A Community-First Approach to Landscape Restoration

Ecotierra places communities at the heart of its approach to landscape restoration. Founded in 2011, Ecotierra works directly with small-scale producers to support sustainable land use practices that drive local economic development, combat climate change and reverse land degradation. However, in order to expand this...

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Finance for Nature: Equitable, Net Zero and Positive

UNEP State of Finance for Nature Report 2022 Climate, biodiversity, and land degradation goals will be out of reach unless investments into nature-based solutions quickly ramp up to USD 384 billion per year by 2025, more than double of the current USD 154 billion per year. View...

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Partner Announcement: SWC and New Forests

New Partners approved by RSCF to Accelerate Private Investments in Landscape Restoration Frankfurt and Geneva, 1 December 2022. The Restoration Seed Capital Facility (RSCF) has approved The Shared Wood Company (SWC) and New Forests as two new partners to qualify for the Facility’s support. The Facility will provide SWC and New Forests with...

Financing Sustainable Land Use Through Knowledge Exchange

On 22 and 23 November 2022, the Restoration Seed Capital Facility team hosted an in-person Land Use Finance Knowledge Exchange Event in Cambridge, U.K. together with the AGRI3 Fund and UNEP-WCMC's Environmental and Social Knowledge Exchange Network (ESKEN) community.   The two-day, peer-to-peer learning event brought together...

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Forests as the panacea

The dilemma between protection and utilization Abstract Corporates are committing large amounts of financing for forest protection and restoration; The increasing number of urban dwellers, mainly in developing countries, will drive timber consumption to unseen levels in the next decades; Existing forests and plantations are unlikely to feed the...

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Land Use Finance Impact Hub

A collection of tools and guidance to help you harmonise environmental and social impact monitoring for sustainable land use finance, developed by the UN Environment Programme. The Impact Hub is a resource developed with and for impact fund and other sustainably-focused financial institutions and...

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Partner Announcement: Arbaro Advisors and Ecotierra

The Restoration Seed Capital Facility supports Arbaro Advisors and Ecotierra Frankfurt, November 9th, 2021. The Restoration Seed Capital Facility (RSCF) has approved Arbaro Advisors and Ecotierra as its first two partners to qualify for the Facility’s support. The co-funding provided by the Facility will boost the efforts of these fund managers in...