A new UN-REDD Programme Info Brief assesses whether soft commodity risk policies by banks and investors could potentially benefit UN-REDD Programme partner countries to achieve REDD+ results.

The brief includes four steps that provide a starting point for governments to assess if the financial industry can be a potential lever in their country. The brief is produced in parallel with a report by UNEP that approaches the same topic from the angle of the financial industry titled 'Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities', which includes an Excel-based practical, self-assessment tool for financial institutions to develop, update and strengthen their own soft commodity risk policies developed by the Natural Capital Declaration. 

 

 

Download the publication: Banking on REDD+: Can bank and investor risk policies on soft commodities benefit REDD+?