Why it works
Climate change poses risks to companies. It threatens ecosystems and it impacts the natural capital on which companies depend. That's why IUCN NL helps to invest in projects that reduce climate-related risks in companies' value chains.
The impacts of climate change are all around us, but it is especially in low- and middle-income countries where the impacts of climate change are the most severe. Climate change undermines the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Large investments are required to ensure these countries become more resilient to climate change, and local communities can deal with the challenges facing them.
Public leverage for private investments
Private sector investments in climate projects can greatly profit from the knowledge and instruments provided by the public sector. IUCN NL gives advice on which public instruments can be used to mobilise private sector engagement.
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- Developed countries are expected to mobilize a total of USD 100 billion in climate finance yearly by 2020.
- In 2015, The Netherlands mobilized €440 million, of which €100 million private sector climate finance.
Developed countries are expected to mobilize a total of USD 100 billion in climate finance yearly by 2020.