Roots of Prosperity: the economics and finance of restoring land

Document Summary: 

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and private, for restoration is inadequate for seven reasons, and offers solutions to these financial barriers.

The publication also outlines the main steps involved in carrying out economic analyses, bringing to light the full value of ecosystem services and social benefits as well as the costs of degradation. These insights can help governments to develop policy instruments and financing mechanisms that promote restoration on the ground. They can also help stakeholders incorporate environmental and social benefits into financing decisions.

Author
World Resources Institute
Publication Date
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Applicable location
Africa
Americas
Oceania
Asia
Europe
Topic/Theme
Forest landscape restoration
Sustainable land use
Database
Learning materials