19 Sep '11, 12am

#Green groups call for bonds to halt deforestation, which could mobilise the $30b needed to fund #forestry programmes

Creating specialised forest bonds could bring in much needed private finance to reduce emissions and protect some of the world's most fragile areas, green campaigners will say today. Over $30bn will have to be found each year by 2020 just to halve deforestation and prevent the escape of the huge stores of carbon held in tropical forests and substantial species loss, according to WWF, the Global Canopy Programme and investor-focused NGO the Climate Bonds Initiative . FURTHER READING Durban summit must clarify our role in REDD+, say financiers Exclusive: Climate Bonds group poised to launch new international standards The report the groups will put out later today says that the public sector alone cannot afford to fund forest protection schemes, and recommends using tried and tested financial products in new ways to tap the international bond market, estimated at nearly $100...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2109918/green-bonds-...

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