Impact investing in biodiversity, nature conservation and ecosystem restoration is good for your portfolio and good for the environment.
Businesses and individuals are increasingly under pressure to improve their sustainability footprint and reduce their carbon emissions. On a local, regional and international level there is rising demand for innovative green products and a need for solutions in the areas of carbon capture, agriculture, nature conservation and biodiversity.
McKinsey estimates that annual global demand for carbon offsets could reach up to 1.5-2.0 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 and up to 7-13 billion tonnes by 2050.
In 2020 around EUR 1 billion-worth of carbon offsets changed hands a day, as well as lots of options and futures contracts. There are now clear signs that the market is joining the financial mainstream, with hundreds of investment firms trading in it. However, even greater levels of growth are on the horizon due to the impending net-zero commitments from both the US and China.
People worldwide are waking up to the potential of nature based solutions such as reforestation and other ecological restoration to capture carbon and bring back nature where it cannot return unaided.
Nations, cities and individual companies and organisations globally, are committing to meet goals of net zero. Investors need to show similar leadership - however, for several reasons, many investors feel uncertain when it comes to the means by which these goals can be realistically achieved. Dutch Green is committed to turning these risks into opportunities and sees nature as an asset not a liability.
Conserving biodiversity is an essential part of safeguarding the biological life support systems on Earth. All living creatures, including humans, depend on these systems for the necessities of life.
Voluntary carbon markets surpassed the US$1 billion in transaction value in 2021.
The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Market noted that the current market for offsets will need to grow by at least 15-fold by 2030
The carbon markets show no signs of slowing down and the European carbon prices are leading the charge.
DGB has a strong project pipeline of nature-based projects worldwide generating income from carbon offsets. And here are the projects we are successfully running with landowners and investors.
Bulindi Chimpanzee Habitat Restoration aims to rapidly restore declining chimpanzee habitat in Bulindi, Uganda, through active afforestation.
The project promotes sustainable farming which will deliver increased food production as well as the sustainable cultivation of trees. It also focuses on swamps and turning them into growing rice plantations.
The project has multiple locations, however, most of the trees are planted in three villages in the Yoko Sub Division in the Centre Region of Cameroon spanning an area of 2,300 – 3,000 hectares.