A Growing Investment Opportunity
These companies are responding to the global challenge created by billions of hectares of degraded land that cannot provide for a rising human population. Deforestation is a major driver of climate change—and land restoration offers one of the best natural climate solutions to fight back. There is strong political momentum as 39 governments have committed to working toward the Bonn Challenge goal of restoring 150 million hectares of land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.
Companies around the world, including those highlighted in The Business of Planting Trees, are rising to meet the need to restore degraded land. These enterprises have the potential to deliver profit and impact at scale, contributing to a flourishing restoration economy while also making money for investors. At this critical time when stock and bond markets are at rich valuations and investors are looking for the next growth opportunity, the world’s oldest and most efficient carbon capture technology is waiting: trees.
For investors, entrepreneurs, and others who want to learn more: email NRE@wri.org.
Note: Camille Rebelo, co-founder of EcoPlanet Bamboo, is part of the Global Restoration Council convened by WRI. EcoPlanet Bamboo had no influence in writing this blog.