Heavy reliance on private finance alone will not deliver conservation goals

Katie Kedward, Sophus zu Ermgassen, Josh Ryan-Collins & Sven Wunder | Nature Ecology & Evolution (2023) | 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Communication | https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-023-02098-6#ref-CR9


The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework envisages an increasing reliance on large-scale private finance to fund biodiversity targets. We warn that this may pose contradictions in delivering conservation outcomes and propose a critical ongoing role for direct public funding of conservation and public oversight of private nature-related financial mechanisms.