Nature Equity Project will shine light on fair and equitable pathways towards a nature positive future. The project nests within Pollination Foundation’s strategy to cross pollinate ideas and mobilise the power of storytelling for evidence of positive change.
Investment in climate and nature solutions is accelerating, with growing interest from the private sector. The momentum is exciting, but not without risk.
Indigenous peoples across the world have survived the impact of colonisation and other forms of dispossession, and today their territories encompass approximately a quarter of the world’s land and waters.
Science has proven that Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are the stewards of some of the most biologically diverse landscapes across the globe. More than a third of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) coincide with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities lands.
But our economic systems and markets are geared to flowing finance through buying and taking exclusive ownership of land and water. This often leads to the marginalisation of Indigenous and local communities who for millennia have protected their territories and sustained nature for the benefit of us all.
As we track towards a nature positive future how do we reshape our market systems to be more inclusive and how do we ensure the benefits can be shared more equitably?
Only by working with our partners and across our networks will we surface examples of how investors, companies, communities and governments are partnering to overcome these challenges. The initiative will identify examples of shared value market initiatives and amplify best practice models through the Story Lab, so others can take them on with confidence. The evidence will help us build the case for doing things differently and shine a light on what’s possible when we put humanity at the heart of our solutions.