Nature, biodiversity, and CO2 emissions are key themes of this moment. These growing areas create social impact while adding financial returns to your portfolio.
The world is going green! Almost everyone, from climate scientists to businesses, consumers and politicians, is interested in relieving humanity's burden on the environment.
The significance of green investments is crystal clear. All over the globe, people are becoming aware of the negative impacts of climate change and the necessity of finding solutions. These range from recycling and energy production to organic products and carbon offsetting.
People worldwide are waking up to the potential of nature-based solutions such as reforestation and other ecological restoration to capture carbon and bring back nature where it cannot return unaided.
Businesses and individuals are increasingly under pressure to improve their sustainability footprint and reduce their carbon emissions. On a local, regional and international level, there is rising demand for innovative green products and a need for carbon capture, agriculture, nature conservation and biodiversity solutions.
In the United States, voluntary carbon markets surpassed $1 billion in transaction value in 2021.
The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Market noted that the current market for offsets will need to grow by at least 15-fold by 2030.
The carbon markets show no signs of slowing down, and European carbon prices are leading the charge.
DGB has a strong project pipeline of nature-based projects worldwide, generating income from carbon offsets. Look at the projects we're successfully running together with landowners and investors.
Bulindi Chimpanzee Habitat Restoration aims to rapidly restore declining chimpanzee habitat in Bulindi, Uganda, through active afforestation.
The project promotes sustainable farming which will deliver increased food production as well as the sustainable cultivation of trees. It also focuses on swamps and turning them into growing rice plantations.
The project has multiple locations, however, most of the trees are planted in three villages in the Yoko Sub Division in the Centre Region of Cameroon spanning an area of 2,300 – 3,000 hectares.
Green investment has many advantages that provide opportunities for investors and companies that offer funds with these investments.
Conserving biodiversity is essential to safeguarding the biological life support systems on Earth. All living creatures, including humans, depend on these systems for the necessities of life.
McKinsey estimates that annual global demand for carbon offsets could reach up to 1.5-2.0 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 and up to 7-13 billion tonnes by 2050.
Nations, cities and companies are committing to meeting goals of net zero. Investors need to show similar leadership. DGB is committed to turning any risks into opportunities and sees nature as an asset, not a liability.