The environment has been shouldering the cost of global development for a long time.

5M ha

forest loss

each year

- Science, Sept 2018

Faster
ocean warming

- Nature, Oct 2018

Projected

1.5°C rise

as soon as 2030

- IPCC Special
Report, Oct 2018

60% decline

in vertebrate populations since 1970

- WWF Living Planet Report, Oct 2018

$1-2 trillion

required each 

year to meet 
environment-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

- UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2014: Investing in the SDGs

80% coral

reef loss
when global warming exceeds 1.5°C

- IPCC Special

Report, Oct 2018

 

Public and philanthropic capital are important in addressing these problems, but are insufficient.

 

Private and flexible capital focused on long-term, high-quality and values-aligned investment opportunities are therefore required to bridge the annual $1-2T funding gap.

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