Landscape and Jurisdictional Approaches: Opportunities to Finance a Net-Zero Transition
This factsheet provides an overview of what landscape and jurisdictional approaches (LA/JA) are, key differences between the two and why these approaches are vital. The document is aimed at private-sector financial institutions. It stresses that companies and financial institutions can benefit from adopting LA/JA, and that they risk failure to meet environmental commitments if landscape-level considerations are not in their investment decisions.
The factsheet highlights, using an analysis of CDP disclosure, that 211 companies reporting on forests identified a total of US$79.2 billion for forests-related risks. Therefore investing in initiatives that use LA/JA makes good business sense for financial institutions as they can protect habitats and ecosystems at scale, but also protect assets in relation to supply chains.
The factsheet highlights multiple jurisdictional initiatives, such as Brazil’s Mato Grosso Protect, Conserve and Include (PCI) project that aims to provide 6 gigatons of CO2 reduction. The factsheet also provides opportunities for financial institutions in terms of financing sustainable landscapes, such as green bonds like the Forest Resilience Bond. As well as other financing mechanisms like the Biosphere Integrity Fund, that is currently in development, and The &Green Fund.