Financial Perspectives on Sustainable Land Use



  • Deciding how to finance these projects and harness nature’s benefits can be challenging.
  • Engaging with potential investors and financial institutions requires a structured and rigorous approach.
  • Providing clear information on business models is essential for a developer to access commercial finance.
  • Establishing the right legal structure from the outset is important.


Natural capital is key in halting biodiversity loss


Natural capital is key to halting the loss of biodiversity and adapting to climate change. It will require significantly increased investment in the years to come. Whilst a number of innovative financing solutions have been developed, a disconnect remains: many project developers struggle to access mainstream finance to scale their businesses.

At the same time, mainstream investors struggle to find attractive sustainable land use models. During the session, innovative fund managers will offer insights into what it takes for businesses to attract investment that fits their needs. Hosted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) at the GLF Luxembourg 2019 Conference, the session will facilitate a discussion on possible ways to overcome the most important barriers to landscape and conservation finance.

This White Paper was produced by European Investment Bank (EIB) for the session at the GLF Investment Case 2019 in Luxembourg.

Author: European Investment Bank (EIB)

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2019

Location(s): Global

This publication is focused on value chains in support of the work of the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR), with funding from the Global Environment Facility.

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