The Little Book of Investing in Nature lays out clear options for financing biodiversity conservation.
Targeted towards governments, NGOs, and private sector investors, the book introduces an overarching framework that organises biodiversity financing mechanisms into five categories: revenue generation, better delivery, expenditure realignment, avoidance of future expenditures, and catalysts.
Blended finance is positioned as a central tool under the overarching framework. The book outlines how a more systematic and intentional commitment among donors to leverage scarce concessional resources to mobilize private sector dollars into nature based solutions, is essential to halting biodiversity loss and enhance the returns potential of investing in nature. The research is supported by a series of case studies of blended transactions in both developed and developing contexts, as well as examples of nature-first interventions across a breadth of sectors.