Incentives to save the forest: Financial instruments to drive sustainable land use

Incentives to save the forest: Financial instruments to drive sustainable land use

Unsustainable farming and logging is behind most tropical deforestation. There are more sustainable methods that address this by using the land more efficiently, reducing deforestation, but farmers, producers and others will not make this switch automatically. This briefing describes how governments and companies can use basic financial instruments to channel greater investment in this area.

There is a lot of discussion of financial instruments and ‘innovative financial mechanisms’ in conservation circles, but many people working in this area are not experts in finance. This document aims to bridge this gap, helping conservation and development experts understand some of the opportunities for financing sustainable land use.

Author: Global Canopy Programme

Publisher: Global Canopy Programme

Language: English

Year: 2017

Keyword(s): agriculture, commodities, development, economic development, ecosystem degradation, ecosystems, finance, financial tools, global canopy programme, green finance, impact investment, investment, land use, natural resources management, producers, smallholders, supply chains, sustainable finance, sustainable land use, sustainable supply chains, trade, value chains, zero deforestation

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Global