“Unlocking the market for land degradation neutrality”: Mirova and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD release a market study at the Global Landscape Forum in London.06.06.2016

During the past few months, Mirova, the Responsible Investment division of Natixis Asset Management and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, have worked together to construct a comprehensive overview of the Land Degradation Neutrality market. The analysis has also benefited from the expertise of Bonterra Partners, an investment consultancy firm dedicated to identifying sustainable natural capital solutions.

The resulting study, “Unlocking the Market for Land Degradation Neutrality” was released on the 6th of June. It was presented the same day at the Global Landscape Forum in London -, an internationally renowned event which aims to provide a unique platform for financial experts to explore the development of future investment into sustainable landscapes.

The main highlights of the report:

·         25% of land is now degraded worldwide.

·         More than 100 countries have committed to restoring land and preventing land degradation.

·         EUR 7 billion has been raised by pioneer impact funds and developers.

·         An increase in private sector funding is needed for the achievement of land degradation neutrality.

 

Innpact supports the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD and Mirova in the preparation of the LDN Fund (Land Degradation Neutrality Fund) aiming at investing into land rehabilitation and sustainable land use. The LDN Fund will be applying the successful layered fund structure developed by Innpact over the last 10 years.

For more information on the report, please refer to the UNCCD website.