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Lab featured on EIT Climate-KIC as promising landscape innovation

Posted by Natalia Krasnodebska Sep 14, 2018 Posted in About the Lab

The lab is featured in EIT Climate-KIC Innovation Spotlight, where they explore some of the most promising innovations from around their community. 

Land use accounts for one fourth of world emissions and potentially over one third of possible solutions. But currently, in terms of green finance, only one per cent is going to land-based solutions: Investors and land managers still struggle to generate high-quality and de-risked land-use projects.

In the meantime, major corporations are increasingly engaged with the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practices. With their brand power and capital, large corporations, in partnership with environmental organisations, have the potential to drive green finance towards land-based solutions, transforming industries and supply chains, and mitigating climate change.

“There are a number of ways corporations can act on climate. Most of the prominent companies have put measures into place to reduce their emissions by 2020 or 2030, in line with the two degrees UNFCCC target, and using Science Based Target to do so. This is the case of many WWF partners,” said Paul Chatterton, Founder and Lead, WWF Landscape Finance Lab. “Additionally, a growing number of companies have pledged to a zero deforestation supply chain by 2020 or 2030, engaging their operations in increasing climate resilience and carbon sinks. But, implementing these commitments is a complex and challenging issue that requires strong partnership and multi-stakeholder approaches.”

The Landscape Finance Lab is pioneering an integrated approach that brings together sectors, scales and stakeholders. It incubates landscape programs and sources, structures, designs and applies new financing solutions. By moving beyond silos of individual interests and working together around one common landscape vision, all stakeholders can find mutually beneficial solutions to achieve environmental, social and economic results.  If we can show that a few landscapes can be sustainable then all landscapes can be sustainable.

Read on to learn more about the SCALE working with

The Landscape Finance Lab is supported by EIT Climate-KIC  

This post was edited on Sep 14, 2018 by Natalia Krasnodebska

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Comments (1)

Markus Moeller says... Sep 20, 2018

This approach as most other approaches for a sustainable development is accompanied by the situation of different levels of information, knowledge, education and interest of stakeholders. In my opinion this is the biggest obstacle to become overall successful on climate change issues & sustainable development. 

So the key for success will not be the facts about climate change. It will be the knowledge and the common understanding of climate change of all stakeholders. Then the interest (awareness) of other stakeholders will change.

Nevertheless the approach which Landscape Lab is following is the successful show case and base for getting a better understanding of all stakeholders. I hope this approach of Landscape Lab may cooperate with other successful approaches in future, which are facing similar problems.

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