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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.

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Radical forest diplomacy: The potential of contemporary art to bridge the political divide

29 January 2024 / WORDS BY Rebecca Lake

Pollination Associate Director Rebecca Lake attended the inaugural Tasmanian Forest Economics Conference at Mona to listen, observe and contribute to a conversation steeped in history and contention.

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Pollination’s five official nominees for the 2024 Earthshot Prize

21 December 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination

The Earthshot Prize 2024 launched in October and Pollination is proud to be an Official Nominator. We’ve been selected to draw on our unique expertise across climate and nature to identify the most inspiring, impactful and inclusive solutions which would qualify for a one-million-pound prize.

We have nominated the following initiatives based on their potential to repair and regenerate our planet and inspire others to do so.

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The nature agenda at COP28: growing in recognition but lacking in commitments

19 December 2023 / WORDS BY Jane Hutchinson, Maggie Comstock and Sara Oishi

The UAE COP28 Presidency had high ambitions for this year’s conference, hoping it would catalyse “unprecedented” action, including with respect to nature, clean air and water, and healthy food. Nature was a pervasive topic throughout the event and there were several significant announcements related to investments in forest protection, water resources, and regenerative agriculture — along with new initiatives related to building capacity for nature finance. Events coincided with the one-year mark since the UN Biodiversity COP15 in Montreal, and the historical signing of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and there were high hopes that nature and biodiversity would feature prominently. However, given the scale of the challenge, the world’s nature stewards—especially Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities—have reason to feel the outcomes of COP28 still lack the speed and scale needed to meaningfully tackle the climate crisis.

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Top triumphs and trials from COP28, and what they mean for you

15 December 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination

Marking an important moment in the global effort to address the climate crisis, COP28 focused on transformative action and welcomed 100,000 climate changemakers from around the world. While the negotiations in Dubai may have fallen short of expectations for increasing ambition, the event did catalyse meaningful unilateral and bilateral country action, along with commitments from multilateral development banks, development finance institutions, corporations, and researchers. There are a number of key takeaways relevant to governments, businesses, and other organisations seeking to adopt responsive strategies. Here’s our round-up of the top things you need to know.

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Cutting through complexity: Making informed policy decisions in engaging with international carbon markets post-Paris Agreement

11 December 2023 / WORDS BY Veda FitzSimons, Maggie Comstock and William Acworth

The future of the international carbon market hinges on the domestic implementation of the rulebook for cooperation laid out in the Paris Agreement, known as Article 6. Yet frameworks to implement Article 6 are complex and continue to evolve.

We are delighted to have partnered with the Asian Development Bank on a new report that sets out the key strategic questions countries must consider in determining whether and how they engage with carbon markets in the post-Paris Agreement era.

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Building a trust infrastructure for the transition economy

20 November 2023 / WORDS BY Pollination

We recently sat down with Fiùtur’s CEO, Joe Madden, to learn how trust infrastructure enables economy participants to obtain fit-for-purpose, actionable information by interacting through digitized governance roles for the purpose of financing the economy transition.

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