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November 23, 2022

UN report: Investing in restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization and aims to drive the restoration of one billion hectares of degraded land until 2030. Its finance task force, UN Decade FTF, which is chaired by the World Bank, has recently published a report to offer guidance and share best practice on how to attract investment to restoration activities.

The report considers the interactions between public and private investment, and the challenges in pursuing restoration projects. Among the main points it makes are the lack of a taxonomy of restoration activities and the lack of sectoral and financial policy and regulation that incentivise private sector investment in this area.

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