Closing the Nature Finance Gap: Practical Solutions to Mobilize Private Investment for Landscape Restoration
This white paper summarizes the key messages of the session Unlocking Private Finance for Landscape Restoration: Practical Solutions to Mobilize Investment to be presented at the 6th Global Landscapes Forum Investment Case Symposium and which aim to provide practical finance solutions to bridge the gap between investors and local nature-based solution (NbS) projects:
- Investment in nature-based solutions must double by 2025 and triple by 2030 to meet global climate change, biodiversity, and land restoration targets
- The opportunities for fund managers to establish restoration focussed funds and develop investment-ready NBS pipelines are growing
- Common barriers to investing in restoration projects can be overcome with practical finance solutions that mobilize NbS finance
About the Restoration Seed Capital Facility (RSCF)
RSCF was launched in October 2020 as a practical solution to address this challenge. Supported by the governments of Germany and Luxembourg and implemented by the UN Environment Programme and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, RSCF aims to unlock private finance for activities that contribute to forest and landscape restoration in ODA-eligible countries – with a focus on Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
RSCF enables more private fund managers and investment advisors to set up dedicated investment vehicles that focus on forest and landscape restoration, build strong pipelines of investable opportunities, and increase the number of investments that reach successful financial close. RSCF works to achieve this by providing co-funding for fund, pipeline, and project development support through a combination of outright and reimbursable grants.