Backing Nature: Mobilizing Private Investment for Nature-Based Climate Solutions

The Conference Board of Canada, 17 pages, December 14, 2021
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Nature-based climate solutions can help Canada to achieve its net-zero goals. This issue briefing addresses some of the challenges and steps to take to scale up the required solutions.

Document Highlights

Nature-based climate solutions can help Canada to achieve its net-zero goals. Our wealth of natural assets means we could be a world leader in this area, but we need to quickly expand the number of sustainable nature-based projects. How do we do that?

New research shows that the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of land has the potential to deliver up to one-third of Canada’s global greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030. The Government of Canada has pledged nearly $5 billion over the next 10 years to support nature-based solutions, but the public sector cannot do it alone. Scaling up solutions requires massive private sector investment.

This issue briefing, Backing Nature, Mobilizing Private Investment for Nature-Based Climate Reduction, addresses some of the challenges of ramping up the required solutions and some steps to take right now.

Table of Contents

Key Findings
From the Ground Up
What Are Nature-Based Climate Solutions?
Momentum Is Building in Financial Markets
What’s Holding Back Private Investments?
Regulatory Game Changers
The Keys to Unlocking Private Investment Now
Backing Nature
Appendix A—Methodology
Appendix B—Bibliography

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