How public development banks can help nature

November 11, 2020

GEF CEO and Chairperson

Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Birds flying at Maguri Bill lake in India
Ruddy shelducks in flight at Maguri Bill, a biodiversity hotspot in India. Photo: s.ripunjoy/Shutterstock

Public development banks will be critical to global efforts to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. To realize their potential, they should complement their climate investments by setting explicit nature-based goals and targets.