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Best of Landscape News 2021: Finance

Our pick of this year’s top stories

Financial pledges made this year to tackle climate change might seem worthy of a legacy: nations made major climate funding promises, committed to end the public financing of fossil fuel projects by 2022, and devoted billions of dollars to protect forests.

However, whether these commitments become reality remains to be seen, and it is up to individuals to demand that policymakers and business leaders follow through with these plans. Read through Landscape News‘ best finance articles from this year to get informed on the essentials of sustainable finance.

Sustainable finance 101: How to mobilize funds for the planet

All the ins and outs of sustainable investing

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Andreas Gücklhorn, Unsplash

What is sustainable finance?

Sustainable finance and ESG investing are trending topics – but what do these terms really mean?


Indigenous communities receive less than 1% of climate mitigation aid, report finds

Of USD 30 billion, negligible amounts reach caretakers of nearly half the world’s non-Antarctic land

An Indigenous farmer, Maria, tends to her crop of potatoes in Brazil. World Bank Photo Collection
An Indigenous farmer, Maria, tends to her crop of potatoes in Brazil. World Bank Photo Collection

Can cryptocurrency be climate conscious?

Short answer: yes, but not Bitcoin

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Courtesy of Executium

Why are carbon markets so critical right now?

GLF Live with Paul Burgers


Newly seeded with $14 billion, Africa’s Great Green Wall to see quicker growth

Funds for the Sahel’s barrier against desertification renew hope for its completion

The Great Green Wall, which began in 2007, is envisioned as a band of vegetation running from Senegal to Djibouti. Courtesy of UNCCD
The Great Green Wall, which began in 2007, is envisioned as a band of vegetation running from Senegal to Djibouti. Courtesy of UNCCD

Luxembourg launches a strategy to boost sustainable finance

The initiative will promote investment solutions for a global economic transition

Luxembourg, the world's 20th-smallest country, is regarded as a international leader in sustainable finance. Shirota Yuri, Unsplash
Luxembourg, the world’s 20th-smallest country, is regarded as a international leader in sustainable finance. Shirota Yuri, Unsplash

With USD 2.3 trillion to spend, this is how public development banks can help biodiversity

It’s not just money that banks can put toward conservation, but policy support too, new report finds

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