New models for generating revenue are needed if restoration and rewilding are to be achieved at scale. Current levels of philanthropic and government funding are clearly insufficient. Companies have recently committed billions of dollars for nature-based solutions, but little is reaching the ground. This is largely because they are reluctant to invest in projects where the systems are overly bureaucratic, and the success or failure cannot be reliably measured. We are combining the NATURAL STATE Dashboard with with clear standards as well as streamlined certification and verification processes to increase efficiency and transparency while reducing costs. We believe this will transform the restoration of carbon markets, unlocking billions of dollars to help restore the natural world.
Jonathan Baillie, President of NATURAL STATE and Gregory Hess, CEO of Tree Global Inc, write about the need to reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon that is already in the atmosphere through landscape protection and restoration, with a focus on reforestation.
NATURAL STATE is developing outcomes-based impact investment structures for restoration and rewilding projects, similar to that of the recently launched Rhino Impact Bond.