PUBLICATIONS

F4B Initiative and partner publications

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Debt and Biodiversity: A Chinese Leadership Opportunity

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This paper sets out the opportunity for China to engage in developments linking debt and biodiversity. It argues for a rapid and ambitious approach for China to develop Nature Performance Bonds (NPBs).

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Greening Sovereign Debt: New Paper: Building a Nature and Climate Sovereign Bond Facility

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White paper setting out a proposal for a Nature and Climate Bond facility to ofrer governments and investors a means to recognise nature’s contribution to long-term sustainability and economic performance, at the same time providing urgent solutions to the debt crisis.

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5th Greenness of Stimulus Index Report

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The Greenness of Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries and ten other nations in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity.

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The Dasgupta Review: What it Means for the Global Financial System

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The Finance for Biodiversity Initiative response to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity. This note compares the Dasgupta Review’s recommendations with our framework and makes detailed policy recommendations.

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The Urgency of Biodiversity Action

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Report submitted as evidence to the independent Dasgupta Review, by Vivid Economics The Urgency of Biodiversity Action compares the cost to the world’s governments of two strategies for achieving forest conservation goals by 2050: acting now or putting action off for a decade.

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Fourth Edition Greenness of Stimulus Index

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The Greenness of Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries and other major economies in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity. December 2020 edition of the Greenness of the Stimulus Index

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Aligning Development Finance with Nature's Needs

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Aligning Development Finance with Nature’s Needs: Protecting Nature’s Development Dividend” uses readily available data to estimate the dependency of development finance institutions’ (DFIs’) collective balance sheet on vulnerable nature (“dependency risk”), alongside the potential damage to nature from their lending activities (“nature at risk”). 

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Third Edition Greenness of Stimulus Index

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The Greenness of Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries and other major economies in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity. October 2020 edition of the Greenness of the Stimulus Index

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Aligning Global Finance with Nature’s Needs: A Framework for Systemic Change

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This briefing sets out six recommendations for a systemic framework to aligning finance to nature by changing processes, capabilities and expertise, liabilities, incentives, controls, standards and flows of data.

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Second edition Green Stimulus Index

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The Greeness of Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth oppor-tunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity (Latest edition)

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Recapitalising Sovereign Debt: Policy Briefing

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This policy briefing summarises sets out the case for developing Nature Performance Bonds, to use the opportunity of debt restructuring to provide incentives for measurable environmental outcomes.

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Recapitalising Sovereign Debt: Technical Paper

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This technical paper sets out an approach to link the cost of sovereign debt with success in protecting or enhancing a country’s valued, productive natural capital.

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First Edition Green Stimulus Index

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The Green Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and is resilient to climate and biodiversity. It provides a method to gauge the current impact of the COVID-19 responses, to track countries’ progress over time, and to identify and recommend measures for improving the effectiveness of those responses.

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The emergence of foreseeable biodiversity-related liability risks for financial institutions: A gathering storm?

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This report by the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative seeks to provide guidance on the nature and extent of litigation and legal risks that should be considered in determining the potential materiality of biodiversity. It proposes a framework by which biodiversity-related legal liability risks should be considered by financial sector supervisors and participants .

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Green Employment and Growth: Integrating climate change and biodiversity into the response
to COVID-19

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This note is part of a series looking at climate change and biodiversity considerations in economic responses to COVID-19.

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Emerging market debt crisis: biodiversity as a lever for building back better

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This technical paper presents options for advancing the place of biodiversity in sovereign debt. It argues for the implementation of performance-based debt instruments like bonds tied in part to environmental outcomes.

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Integrating climate change and biodiversity into the response to COVID-19: Bailout measures

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Finance for Biodiversity - Integrating climate change and biodiversity into the response to COVID-19: Bailout measures

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Integrating climate change and biodiversity into the response to COVID-19: International financial flows

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Finance for Biodiversity - Integrating climate change and biodiversity into the response to COVID-19: International financial flows

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Towards a Common Framework at the Nexus of Financing and Biodiversity

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Robin Smale and Simon Zadek have released a White Paper to promote dialogue between initiatives working on finance and biodiversity. The 2020s will be pivotal for nature. This common framework aims to unify messaging, assist prioritisation of action and improve communication across initiatives, all within a systemic approach.

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Fintech for Biodiversity: A Global Landscape

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By Green Digital Finance Alliance - The report maps the fintech for biodiversity landscape, then looks at the potential to re-purpose fintech from adjacent verticals to innovate biodiversity finance, and then looks specifically at new and emerging data sets offered by digital technology to drive financial decision-making. Its insights can be used to design avenues to apply these emerging approaches to scale biodiversity finance by addressing the specific investment challenges presented by nature-based assets.
Date: March 2020

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