Sustainable Finance for Biodiversity in Brazil and Colombia

Sustainable Finance for Biodiversity in Brazil and Colombia

Sustainable Finance for Biodiversity in Brazil and Colombia (SF4B) is a research and training project aimed at building the capacity of policy makers and financial market actors in the use and application of sustainable finance taxonomies for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Brazil has the largest biodiversity in the world, comprising two hotspots, six terrestrial biomes and three large marine ecosystems. Colombia is home to almost 10% of all the planet's biodiversity. However, the loss of biodiversity in these countries makes it urgent to channel more financial resources to the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems.

In Brazil, it will include research activities, capacity building, stakeholder consultations, development of a prototype financial taxonomy, and knowledge exchange among partner countries. Part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the project is executed by Fondo Acción in Colombia, by FGVces in Brazil, and the main executor and coordinator is the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance.

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Stocktaking Report: Biodiversity financing context in Brazil

Based on a literature search, this report aims to provide a brief overview of the context of biodiversity finance in Brazil. It also examines the dependencies and impacts on biodiversity of two sectors relevant to the Brazilian economy, beef cattle ranching and soybean.

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Access also in Portuguese and Spanish



Watch the webinars promoted by the project.

Overview of the European Union Taxonomy

TNFD version 0.2: business experiences and discussion


If necessary, go to the IKI Independent Complaint Mechanism

"This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag"

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