Suzanne Ozment, Maggie Gonzalez, Anelise Schumache...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and The Caribbean: Regional Status and Priorities for Growth
This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider scale that can transform infrastructure planning and investments for the better. NBS can contribute to equitable and sustainable development across this region, and can provide benefits to multiple sectors and societal challenges.
Lizzie Marsters, Ana Gabriela Morales, Suzanne Ozm...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Financing Mechanisms for Replication
This paper aims to connect unmet nature-based solutions (NBS) investment needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with new financial resources. It highlights five strategies that leverage private capital to finance NBS, including green bonds, land-based financing strategies, blended market-rate and concessional loans, insurance policies, and endowments.
Emmie Oliver, Suzanne Ozment, Alfred Grünwaldt, Ma...
Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Support From the Inter-American Development Bank
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face a substantial investment gap in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. This paper discusses how nature-based solutions present the IDB with an opportunity to maximize the impact of finance leveraged towards these goals in a way that prioritizes social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
Giulia Clerici and Daniela Álvarez Keller...
Mobilizing climate finance: Experiences and lessons learned from IKI projects in Central America and the Caribbean
The ACCIÓN Clima project, funded by the Germany Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU for its German acronym) and implemented jointly by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and Costa Rica’s Climate Change Directorate (DCC), presents this publication to contribute to horizontal learning among projects funded by the BMU’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Central America and the Caribbean on the subject of climate finances. This collection of experiences, practices, and lessons learned by the implementing teams in devising additional fund mobilisation mechanisms seeks to demonstrate how international climate funds (such as IKI’s) can leverage new resources and, therefore, increase investment for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.
René Castro Salazar, Rene Castro Cordero, Sarah Co...
Increasing Forest Cover for a CO2 Neutral Future: Costa Rica Case Study
In the last quarter of 2020, the Costa Rican Ministry for the Environment and Energy (MINAE) announced the signing of two major agreements, the last of the country's first-generation Payment for Environmental Services (PES) programs. This paper syntheses government pledges, interviews, and the authors’ experience working with the first generation of PES, and presents initial recommendations to increase the effectiveness and impact of PES 2.0.
Daniella Schweizer, Marijke van Kuijk, Jaboury Gha...
Perceptions from non-governmental actors on forest and landscape restoration, challenges and strategies for successful implementation across Asia, Africa and Latin America
Gathering the perceptions of actors within non-governmental organizations engaged in Forest and Landscape Restoration across countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America about what FLR is and their perceived challenges and strategies for implementation.
Agencia para a Gestao Integrada de fogos rurais...
Portugal's National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management
2030 National Plan for integrated wildland fire management
Thlago Chagas, Hilda Galt, Charlotte Streck, Donna...
A close look at the quality of REDD+ carbon credits
A close look at the quality of REDD+ carbon credits
Thais Vilela, José Carlos Rubio Ayllón, Anita Juli...
El impacto económico local del turismo en áreas protegidas del Perú
El Sistema Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SINANPE) del Perú no solo protegen el patrimonio natural del país, sino también contribuyen al desarrollo económico local. Este documento de Conservation Strategy Fund y Andes Amazon Fund resume los resultados de un estudio acerca de una de estas contribuciones - el turismo sostenible. Se encontró que el efecto económico local directo producto del turismo dentro del sistema nacional de ANP fue de S/ 2,340 millones (US$ 723 millones) en el 2017. Esta cifra es 40 veces más de lo que gasta el Estado actualmente en mantener el sistema. Además, el turismo en ANP generó más de 36,000 empleos en las localidades y ciudades circundantes.
Sara Löfqvist and Jaboury Ghazoul | Nature...
Private funding is essential to leverage forest and landscape restoration at global scales
Private-sector capital is needed to scale-up forest and landscape restoration initiatives globally. To ensure the delivery of social and environmental restoration objectives, investors need to be matched appropriately to different types of restoration projects, while policies need to realign investment incentives away from degradation-driving activities.