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Green bonds and integrated landscape management

Green bonds and integrated landscape management

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned IUCN NL to research how innovative financial instruments such as green bonds can help scaling up Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) initiatives in the Netherlands. Green bonds are fixed-income instruments that enable capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects with environmental benefits. Compared to regular bonds, green bonds have the potential to deliver a range of additional benefits such as green impact (for example, reduction in carbon emissions or water used), clear fit within ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) mandates, and regulatory support. […]