Finance for one planet 2016 - CoP Financial Institutions and Natural Capital

Studies predict that the demand for food, feed and fibre is projected to increase by 70%. However already 60% of the world’s major ecosystems - on which these resources depend - are already degraded or are used unsustainably and climate change is accelerating. If we don’t change our global production and consumption patterns. Yet the financial sector is also in a unique position to become the driving force in moving entire markets towards sustainability. To achieve sustainable investment at scale, the worlds of ‘nature’ and ‘finance’ need to be better connected. That is what this book is about.