SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES ON SUSTAINABLE LAND USE FINANCE AND VALUE CHAINS

UPCOMING

In November, alongside COP26, join GLF for a three-day event on how to combat the climate crisis.

Luxembourg and GLF join forces to mainstream investments for sustainable land use and climate

Until recently, the financial sector has been slow to recognize the threat that unsustainable land-use poses for climate change, biodiversity, water use, rural poverty and (gender) inequality. The Luxembourg-GLF Finance for Nature Platform aims to shift financial flows towards sustainable land-use models that are sustainable, equitable, inclusive and profitable. To achieve this vision, the partners are committed to share knowledge on existing innovations and continuously build relevant (new) solutions, enhance mainstreaming of sustainable finance for Nature-based Solutions (NbS), and catalyze private sector engagement in sustainable land use financing. The collaboration is planned for an initial period between 2021-2024. 

The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program is based on the growing recognition that food production systems and land use must improve for the health of people, planet and economies. With a commitment of $307 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and expected additional co-financing, FOLUR will promote sustainable integrated landscapes and efficient food value chains at scale. Structured with a Global Platform and 27 country projects – FOLUR aims to transform the global food and land use systems so that production areas are better integrated, producing ecosystem services and maintaining natural capital.

GLF Investment Cases

The GLF Investment Case has become one of the top sustainable finance forums globally, providing a regular convening space for a powerful community of leading sustainable financial actors that review and launch new innovative strategies for land-based investments. 1,800 participants were selected to participate in person at the first four Investment Case events in London (2015, 2016), Washington D.C. (2018) and Luxembourg (2019), while thousands more tuned in virtually via live-stream. The GLF Investment Case 2021 will take place in Glasgow, alongside UNFCCC COP26.

UPCOMING

Sustainable forests, robust food systems and integrated finance - as three pillars of a sustainable planet - will be the focus of GLF Climate, held alongside UNFCCC COP26. Three days of intense collaboration will showcase landscape approaches that strike the balance between protection, production and consumption, as effective ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

On 30 November 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum convened in Luxembourg for its fourth annual Investment Case Symposium, this year examining the question: How can we move sustainable land-use financing into the mainstream?

On May 30, almost 9,000 people tuned into the Global Landscapes Forum Investment Case in Washington, DC to connect, learn, share and act around mobilizing capital for landscape restoration and sustainable investment.

The second GLF Investment Case Symposium took place in London on 6 June 2016 and brought together experts from the financial services industry with leaders from the corporate sector, government and academia. The event offered a unique platform for experts to explore the role of private finance in enhancing livelihoods and landscapes across the globe.

The GLF Investment Case, convened at the Royal Society in London on 10–11 June 2015, brought together experts from finance and investment to create a roadmap for sustainable landscapes finance. The invitation-only expert symposium sought to overcome barriers to sustainable landscape investments and to scale up existing solutions.

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GLF Contacts

Ludwig Liagre

Sustainable Finance Lead

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Philip Tameh

Sustainable Finance Advisor

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Elena Matviichuk

Communications and Social Media

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