1887

Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity

image of Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity

This report examines six mechanisms that can be used to scale-up financing for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and to help meet the 2011-20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The mechanisms are environmental fiscal reform, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets, green markets, biodiversity in climate change funding, and biodiversity in international development finance. Drawing on literature and more than 40 case studies worldwide, this book addresses the following questions: What are these mechanisms and how do they work? How much finance have they mobilised and what potential is there to scale this up? And what are the key design and implementation issues that need to be addressed so that governments can ensure these mechanisms are environmentally effective, economically efficient and distributionally equitable?

English French

.

Biodiversity offsets

This chapter considers the size and scalability of biodiversity offset programmes and examines the key design and implementation features needed for biodiversity offsets to operate effectively and equitably. These include, for example, metrics to ensure that biodiversity benefits at offset sites are equivalent to losses at the impact site, a robust monitoring, reporting and verification framework, and safeguards to help manage environmental and social risks.

English French

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error