Why it works
New funding sources
If we invest 1% of worldwide investments into nature conservation projects, we can mobilize 300 billion dollar to protect and restore endangered ecosystems. Nature provides ecosystem services that are often undervalued. However, more and more private investors consider investing in nature an opportunity. This is a welcome development now that public funding for conservation efforts is declining.
To successfully access private sector finance, it is essential that NGOs and companies learn to speak the same language. IUCN NL helps to bridge this gap by training conservation organizations how to transform their projects into bankable projects that generate financial returns for investors, and by making the value of conservation projects tangible.
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- Public funding for nature conservation has been halved in 4 years’ time
- The total estimated conservation finance investment potential is USD 200 - 400 billion between now and 2020