INTERACT-Bio – Financing Biodiversity
INTERACT-Bio (Integrated Action on Biodiversity), led by ICLEI, is designed to improve the utilization and management of nature within fast-growing cities and the regions surrounding them. It aims to provide expanding urban communities in the Global South with nature-based solutions and associated benefits.
Guide to Biodiversity Financing for Cities and Regions
Using in-depth definitions, case studies and resources, the Guide covers innovative and traditional financing instruments to support biodiversity conservation, maintenance, restoration and preservation.
It aims to serve as a one-stop-shop for local and regional governments (LRGs) to enable the development of urban biodiversity projects. The guide will also address access to finance for these projects. Through a structured collection of definitions, case studies and resources, this Guide helps LRGs to navigate and understand which funding sources are available and the most commonly used financing instruments to support biodiversity conservation, maintenance, restoration and preservation through nature-smart production practices, nature-based solutions, etc.
Catalogue of Financing and Technical Assistance Opportunities for 2023 – 2024
The Catalog offers available global opportunities for financing biodiversity projects.
Guide to Biodiversity Financing for Cities and Regions recognizes the massive investments required for biodiversity conservation, maintenance and restoration. For this reason, this catalog encourages local and regional governments to explore the use of different funding sources and instruments, also known as blended finance. The term implies the mixing of both public and private funds through a common investment scheme or deal, with each party using their expertise in a complementary way.
Biodiversity Finance Decision-making Tree
This decision-making tree, with a specific focus on biodiversity, aims to support project developers to navigate among the numerous financing instruments available, and help them to find the most suitable ones, taking into consideration their local and national environment, as well as ability to access international financing sources. The tree should be used together with the Guide to Biodiversity Financing for Cities and Regions, which contains a description of each of these financing tools, illustrated by case studies. Please also note that this tree serves to support decision making, and that multiple financing solutions for a single project can exist, with projects often being financed by a mix of sources and instruments.
The INTERACT-Bio project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).