Released in advance of the 2018 UN Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties meeting, Nature in the Urban Century, this report from The Nature Conservancy, Future Earth and The Stockholm Resilience Center, calls for global action to conserve habitat for nature and for human well-being as global leaders work to revise goals for biodiversity protection within the convention.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.
This report, based on research from the Nature Conservancy, the University of Minnesota and 11 other organizations, explores whether it is possible to achieve a future where the needs of both people and nature are advanced. It projects the state of the world in 2050 if development progresses in a “business-as-usual” fashion, and what it would look like if a sustainable path was implemented with a series of fair-minded and technologically viable solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
This paper Sustainable Land Bonds: How Governments can Finance Climate Commitments and Strengthen Rural Economies shows how tropical forest countries can access large amounts of inexpensive capital through issuing Sustainable Land Bonds (SLBs) that can be used to finance the largescale transition to sustainable and low-carbon land management practices.
The report The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity highlights four promising investment themes in land restoration - technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry - and includes case studies of 14 businesses across eight countries that are part of an emerging forest and land restoration economy.
The Nature Conservancy, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
This document elaborated by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the German Development Institute (DIE) summarizes the findings of the biophysical analysis conducted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and explores its implications for the inclusion of ecosystem services in national policy.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), UNEP-DHI Partnership Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy
This paper Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects aims to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management, and can provide both significant water management benefits and co-benefits with existing grey water infrastructure.