Annual global conservation needs are estimated to be $300 - $400 billion, very far from the current flows of funds to conservation, estimated at around $52 billion per year, the greatest part of which being domestic government budgetary spending. Public sector finance and philanthropic capital alone are not sufficient to address the gap and the mobilisation of the private sector must continue. Private finance is potentially available but there are too few investable deals. How can we increase the flow of investable deals? What are the major impediments to deal creation? What are the major obstacles to investment?
This session aims to suggest actions from specific actors to increase risk mitigation and identify providers of blended finance to support private investment in natural capital.
Led by: International Union for Conservation of Nature