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Fri Apr 09 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Debt and Biodiversity: A Chinese Leadership Opportunity

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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Thu Feb 25 2021 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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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Fri Feb 12 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

5th Greenness of Stimulus Index Report

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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Thu Feb 11 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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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Thu Feb 11 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Urgency of Biodiversity Action

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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Thu Dec 17 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fourth Edition Greenness of Stimulus Index

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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Wed Nov 04 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Aligning Development Finance with Nature's Needs

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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Thu Oct 29 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Third Edition Greenness of Stimulus Index

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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Tue Oct 20 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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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Wed Sep 23 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Second edition Green Stimulus Index

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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Wed Sep 09 2020 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Recapitalising Sovereign Debt: Policy Briefing

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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Wed Sep 09 2020 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Recapitalising Sovereign Debt: Technical Paper

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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Fri Aug 14 2020 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

First Edition Green Stimulus Index

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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Fri Jul 31 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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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Mon Jul 20 2020 14:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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

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Fri Jun 19 2020 12:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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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Wed May 20 2020 13:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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

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Wed Apr 29 2020 18:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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

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

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Mon Apr 20 2020 13:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Towards a Common Framework at the Nexus of Financing and Biodiversity

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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Sun Mar 01 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fintech for Biodiversity: A Global Landscape

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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Debt and Biodiversity: A Chinese Leadership Opportunity

This report sets out the opportunity for China to engage in developments linking debt and biodiversity. It highlights the opportunity for a rapid and ambitious approach to developing Nature Performance Bonds (NPBs) and sets out the step that China could take to achieve this opportunity.

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The Case for a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

This report by Global Canopy and Vivid Economics in support of the Task Force for Nature Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Initiative outlines why tackling nature-related risks is an urgent priority for the finance sector, and how a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures can help.

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