Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the barriers and successes of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) mainstreaming and governance aspects by sharing insights and lessons learned from five partner countries: Philippines, Viet Nam, South Africa, Mexico and Peru. It provides an overview of key EbA concepts, principles, and approaches, and spotlights seven strategic entry points for mainstreaming EbA alongside related case studies.
The agricultural sector is highly vulnerable to environmental risk, be it from climate change or the breakdown of ecosystems. This new sector-specific guide provides a framework for the inclusion of natural capital considerations into credit risk assessment for agricultural lending. It aligns natural capital risks and opportunities into business decision-making, enabling financial flows to be directed to the best-managed, most sustainable projects.
From 15 April - 31 May 2019, eleven partner organisations are offering a free seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Biodiversity Finance. It will provide you with the tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance; conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals; and develop a biodiversity finance plan that identifies the most suitable finance solutions.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), European Forest Institute (EFI)
On 21 March 2019 (3:00 PM CET), Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and European Forest Institute (EFI) are holding a webinar on "Forests: Solutions and perspectives to fight climate change."
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Social & Human Capital Coalition
The Social Capital Protocol aims to help companies understand their relationship with society and how to make decisions in a way that will enhance the stock of social capital for the benefit of society and business. The Protocol sets out a consistent process for business to measure and value both social capital impacts (the positive and negative effects business has on society) and social capital dependencies (the human and social resources and relationships that businesses rely on in order to create and sustain value).
On 21 February (3:00 PM CET), the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is holding the webinar, "Launch of Natural Capital Risk Tool and Framework for Financial Institutions".