Nature the most fundamental form of capital
26 August 2020 / WORDS BY Martijn Wilder AM
A new investment thematic – Natural Capital – is emerging. Natural capital can help pension and sovereign wealth funds meet their need for mandated returns, and satisfy their requirements to do so in a way that is not only less harmful, but has the potential to restore the environment.
With laws to regenerate biodiversity facing resistance, we must explain how nature can work for people
26 May 2023 / WORDS BY Dr Helen Crowley
Laws aimed at protecting and regenerating nature are encountering resistence in the European parliament – an early indication that we need to address people’s fears and misunderstandings about biodiversity and explain how nature can work for them.
Seven ways AI and the digital disruption can help us navigate towards a nature positive future
26 May 2023 / WORDS BY Kirsty Galloway McLean
We have already seen how new digital technologies are making a difference in our transition to a nature positive future. They enable more effective data collection, automate time-consuming processes, enhance management decision-making, and support targeted monitoring for agreements and goals. This only reinforces the incredible potential of AI to better support biodiversity protection and buttress industry efforts towards meeting global conservation and sustainable development goals. We know “There is No Planet B” – but perhaps we’re improving our outlook for “Planet A(I)”.
Creating opportunities for nature in real estate and infrastructure
18 May 2023 / WORDS BY Gemma Cranston and Rohit Das
This week Pollination attended the UK Real Estate Infrastructure & Investment Summit and brought together a panel to discuss the key role nature plays in transitioning the sector to net zero. Pollination Executive Directors Gemma Cranston and Rohit Das outline the five key takeaways that the industry should be considering.
The largest mangrove restoration project in the world enters phase two
22 April 2023 / WORDS BY John Ambler and Harriet Ampt
Delta Blue Carbon is an ambitious project that is restoring critical mangrove habitat, creating a large carbon market that is genuinely nature-positive, and offering the local community tangible benefits and a starring role in the restoration and stewardship of their environment.
Now in its seventh year, Delta Blue Carbon’s second phase (DBC-2) is commencing. In this phase, Pollination, Indus Delta Capital, and the Government of Sindh will nearly double the size of the project, to a total of about 6,000 square kilometers.
To prepare for this expansion, in collaboration with the project team, Pollination designed and co-led a series of workshops – known as social and biodiversity impact assessment workshops – with a cross-section of community members in the delta. Over the course of six days, these communities described challenges they face including a lack of roads, electricity, drinking water, food, livelihoods opportunities, education, and medical care.
Biodiversity Credit Markets: The role of law, regulation and policy
19 April 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination
Target 19 of the Montreal-Kunming Global Biodiversity Framework refers to biodiversity credits as a potential mechanism for financial resource mobilisation. Establishing robust governance frameworks is critical for these markets to reach their potential as they mature. This paper sets out high-level principles and recommendations to shape these markets to deliver nature positive and equitable outcomes, while providing an innovative, scalable source of finance for nature.
The emerging governance landscape for biodiversity credit markets
28 March 2023 / WORDS BY Laura Waterford
Biodiversity credits are quickly becoming part of the policy agenda for increasing the flow of private sector financing into projects that will halt and reverse nature loss. They are a new, emerging instrument, and this means we have the chance to shape the market to ensure credits truly create nature-positive results – and that they do so sustainably and equitably.