• Biodiversity and carbon credits "poised for massive expansion"

    11 June 2024

    The biodiversity and carbon credit markets are "poised for massive expansion", but more needs to be done to connect the two mechanisms and utilise their co-benefits, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has said.

  • UNEP FI launches technical physical risk guidance for banks

    31 May 2024

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched technical guidance for banks on managing physical climate risks within their loan portfolios.

  • 160 financial institutions call for international plastic treaty

    19 April 2024

    Banks, investors and insurers representing $15.5 trillion in combined assets have signed a Financial Statement on Plastic Pollution, calling for a new international treaty to tackle the issue.

  • UNEP FI launches guidance for setting ocean targets

    15 February 2024
  • 'Streamlining' of nature reporting needed, says UNEP FI

    29 January 2024

    Further alignment and streamlining of nature reporting is still needed, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has said, as it predicted that mandatory disclosures are likely on the horizon.

  • Financial institutions urged to address gender impact of nature risks

    18 January 2024

    Financial institutions have been urged to incorporate gender into their assessments of nature-related risks and impacts.

  • UNDP launches nature project finance finder

    18 December 2023

    The UN Development Programme has launched a database to help match nature projects with private and public funding.

  • Nature-based solutions 'insufficient' if $5trn of 'nature negative' investments are not tackled

    11 December 2023

    Private investors are still investing upwards of $5 trillion annually into investments that have a direct negative impact on nature, a report by the UN Environment Programme has found.

  • Nature-based infrastructure a key investment opportunity, says UN

    30 November 2023
  • Guidance launched for banks setting nature targets

    23 November 2023

    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).