Mind the Gap: Overcoming Information Asymmetries Between Investors and Landscapes to Catalyze Private Finance for Forest Conservation

The policy letter contains an analysis and recommendations regarding the barriers and solutions with respect to mobilizing private finance for forest conservation.

The policy letter describes various barriers that prevent the scaling of investments in forest conservation and in addition analyses three potential business models to overcome these barriers.

The letter concludes that a combination of revenue derived from the sustainable production of agro commodities with payments forĀ  carbon capture could prove to be the best solution to mobilize more investments into forest conservation. In order to overcome the barrier of information asymmetry, the policy letter recommends to launch a database with relevant information regarding potential business cases in particular landscapes. A worldwide platform that is connected to this database would then link investors and local actors.