A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in NBS or sustainable cities: the Financing Nature-based Solutions in cities free webinar on September 12.
The recent UNEP “State of Finance of Nature” Report showed that while nature-based solutions hold the potential to address interlinked crises, the volume of finance flowing into nature remains limited. In order to meet global climate and biodiversity targets, investments in nature-based solutions need to triple by 2030 and increase four-fold by 2050 from current levels (UNEP, 2021). This calls for both public and private sector investment in nature-based solutions.
Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment, and helps biodiversity to flourish. Despite the increasing awareness of such benefits, there is a clear gap between current investment in nature-based solutions and the long-term financing needs of city governments to effectively respond to climate and water-related challenges.
This webinar brings together city representatives, civil society, business, financing institutions and investors for a joint discussion on how to stimulate investments in nature-based solutions from different sources, and what approaches to financing are being applied in cities. Successful examples will also be showcased, along with useful tools and opportunities for financing.
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