Background Brief – Finance and trade

Finance is the lifeblood of the global economy. Today, the global capital market is worth about US$225 trillion (Lund et al. 2013) and is a fundamental driver of decisions affecting land use worldwide. However, the finance sector remains largely disengaged from discussions on sustainable development, despite some leveraging of private capital and noteworthy corporate initiatives (Shames et al.2014; IISD and UNEP 2014).

Author : Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2015