The unprecedented shift towards pricing nature into markets must be harnessed to protect nature & deliver a Just Transition to a sustainable, post-carbon economy. The Taskforce on Nature Markets, an initiative of NatureFinance, has set out 7 final recommendations to embed nature and equitably and sustainably into global financial activity.
The next 18 months will be pivotal in the emergence and scaling up of biodiversity credit markets. To credibly deliver the equitable, nature positive outcomes needed, these markets must be designed with high-integrity principles now.
This Taskforce on Nature Markets paper in collaboration with Knowledge Partner, TRAFFIC, looks at wild species governance and trade. It identifies key points for intervention, governance design, and framework considerations for nature markets more universally. Drawing from lessons learned, the paper extrapolates market interventions that could promote nature positive and equitable outcomes across a variety of other nature markets.
This Taskforce on Nature Markets paper, prepared in collaboration with Pollination, explores requirements and recommendations for a legal, policy and regulatory framework to guide the development of high integrity biodiversity credit markets. With robust governance and integrity measures, these markets have the potential to deliver nature-positive and equitable outcomes while providing an innovative and scalable source of finance for nature.
This consultation paper provides both a framing of biodiversity credit markets and practical proposals for these markets to deliver the financing and incentives needed for businesses and economies to better align with the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Paris Agreement.
This Taskforce on Nature Markets paper, with the Igarapé Institute, explores the insights shared by industry experts and insiders across food, agriculture, finance, international trade and sustainability, with the goal of identifying market interventions that could promote nature positive and equitable outcomes, alongside four revealing regional case studies.
This Taskforce on Nature Markets paper, with Matthew Doncel, maps the emerging legal developments at the intersection of nature, law, and human rights, with a specific focus on the implications of Rights of Nature for nature market governance.
This Taskforce Knowledge Product, with Ralph Chami and Andreas Merkl, maps the risks and equity implications of emerging nature credit markets as a rapidly growing asset class, and as new markers for ecosystem services develop.
This Taskforce on Nature Markets report, with knowledge partners Vivid Economics by McKinsey, landscapes for the first time the current economic value of nature markets, providing a more technical taxonomy, analysis, and trends.
This paper presents the findings of the Taskforce on Nature Markets’ initial landscaping phase. It maps key aspects of nature markets and includes a systematic economic quantification of nature markets globally, in USD. The paper also offers insights into legal frameworks and rights of nature as well as considerations for embedding equity in nature markets. In an era of multifaceted crises, the paper calls for robust governance of rapidly expanding nature markets to avoid greenwash, halt illegal markets and deliver nature positive and more equitable outcomes.
This paper sets out challenges and opportunities associated with the surge in monetarisation of nature across the global economy. It has been prepared as the anchor ‘white paper’ to set the scene and inform the work of the Taskforce on Nature Markets.