COP28: 'Restructuring' of indigenous engagement needed
Improved engagement with indigenous peoples would help accelerate the flow of finance to communities and nature-based projects, Environmental Finance has heard.
Verra releases new REDD+ methodology
Verra has released an updated version of its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) methodology, following major criticism of the previous iteration.
ECB should consider nature risks in bond purchases and lending, Elderson says
The European Central Bank (ECB) should "broaden" its efforts to reduce climate risks in its lending and bond purchases to include nature risks - including in its €3 trillion ($3.3 trillion) public sector bond portfolio - according to a member of its executive board.
COP28: Clarity needed on biodiversity offsets, says TNC
More clarity is needed from governments on how biodiversity credits and offsets could work alongside each other, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has urged, ahead of the start of the latest international climate conference (COP28).
Orchards are fruitful ground for climate action
Planting orchards can have dual positive impact by encouraging carbon sequestration and healthy food, Alvaro Aguirre writes
Guidance launched for banks setting nature targets
Guidance has been launched to help banks set portfolio-level targets on nature, and begin reporting in line with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).
'Carbon removal' credits given go-ahead by European Parliament
The European Parliament has passed a new framework for certifying carbon removal credits, after raising concerns that regional carbon removal targets will be missed.
Investors need to collaboratively engage to see progress on nature, says Tribe
Investors need to engage with companies on nature more collaboratively if they are to successfully push for more action, Tribe Impact Capital has said.
COP28: 'MDBs need to commit to developing debt-for-nature swaps'
At COP28, multilateral development banks (MDBs) need to commit to further developing the infrastructure of debt-for-nature swaps to help grow the market, The Nature Conservancy has said.
Goldman Sachs: social impact investing to grow in 2024
"The leg of sustainability that investors will focus on next is social impact," according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management's 2024 investment outlook.