• Published Date: 06/05/2021
  • by: UNDP

“Investment for Global Resources” the Sustainable Blueprint for Community-Based Entrepreneurship 

Nowadays, corporates don’t only expect the break-even points or the profit, but also the point that we called “Impact Investing and Innovative Finance”, the new economic blueprint that would widen the perspective of corporates and community-based entrepreneurship aiming for sustainable community change. Part of Impact Investing to begin with is  “Biodiversity Finance”

What is Biodiversity Finance?

When biodiversity has been wasted and used for economic advantages without any filters,

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborates with Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB) and Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) to start a new programme “The Biodiversity Finance Initiative’ (BIOFIN).” The main objective is to preserve the biodiversity effectively and sustainably through the following process.

  1. Evaluate the budget used for biodiversity study which includes the developments, the restorations, the researches, and the further plans from the government sector, the private sector and the civil society
  2. Evaluate the overall budget during the process.
  3. Evaluate the budget required between the 1st and 2nd process and organise innovative finance to cover the cost.

One of the most successful case studies about businesses that focus on the global resources is

“the Patagonia Case”, the sport outfit brand owned by Yvon Chouinard that hold a campaign called “1% for the planet.” The campaign gives away 1% of the sales to over 100 environmental and non-profit organisations all over the world. The corporate has a strong standpoint in making sustainable business to help protect the global resources by creating an advertisement that states “Don’t Buy This Jacket” which fully means don’t buy this jacket unless you need it to decrease clothing garbage in the future.

Moreover, the company uses 100% organic cotton fabric and hold on to the fair trade policy. Many of their factories utilise renewable energy like solar and wind. Their buildings were built of recycled materials and passed the green building standard by “LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)” Besides, Patagonia arranges activities for everyone from senior executives to junior officers to contribute to environment like river restoration, anti-oil drilling programme. The crew hope that they can be part of the jigsaw to maintain world’s ecology.

Biodiversity Finance is just one example of Impact Investing and Innovative Finance. There are still many ways we can invest on impact, for example we can invest on people, on society or even on wild animals. Therefore we can sustainably drive economy forward along with maintaining world’s ecology for the better future.

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  • Published Date: 06/12/2019
  • by: UNDP

When Global Climate is Collapsing. Here are 4 things you should know from “COP25” Conference.

We can’t deny that in the past several years, global climate has rapidly changed, since the overall temperature has already increased by 1.1°C. The matter has caused destructive impacts on many lives as we can see the occurrence of several natural disasters all over the world. If we continue to ignore, the temperature is expected to increase by 3.4-3.9 °C in the next few years. The rising temperature is a sign that we must take action on the climate emergency. Therefore 2019 UN Climate Change Conference : COP25 that’s held on 2-13 December, brought up the topics to discuss including the rising of world’s temperature and greenhouse gas emission decrease plan. Here are the 4 things you should know about COP25.

  1. Critical Global Warming Crisis : António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations started the conference with the speech that calls for an urgent action on climate change since the matter has reached the emergency stage and for a push to cut greenhouse gas levels.


  1. Zero Co2 Emission : “Carbon Neutrality” is the goal of cutting C02 emission to net zero that we hope to commit by the year 2050. Especially countries ranked with most C02 emissions should be aware of the problem and should commit an act of reducing toxic gas emission affecting earth’s atmosphere, according to Paris agreement and Kyoto Protocol that many nations around the world agreed to decrease 45% of greenhouse gas emission by the year 2030.


  1. Sustainable Energy is the Solution : Secretary-General of the United Nations believes that to decrease greenhouse gas emission, sustainable energy is the vital part that can help us achieve which means we need to end funding support for fossil fuel energy, end the drillings, end coal-fired power stations after 2020.


  1. “Greta Thunberg” Climate Icon of the Decade Joined the Conference : Surely, when It comes to climate change, 16-year-old girl from Sweden “Greta Thunberg” has to be part of the conference.

This young environmental activist chose the eco-friendly way to travel by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to attend the conference. When there’s an attendee, there shall be an absentee.

Although America remains the number one historic contributor to the climate emergency, Donald Trump, the president chose to not take part in the event and instead, let his delegation speak for him.

The 25th UN Climate Change Conference : COP25 will continue to find the right solutions to reduce greenhouse effect, the important factor that has caused climate change over the years.

The conclusions and negotiation will be further discussed in COP26 that will to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020.


Sources : https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/un-climate-change-conference-december-2019/events-at-cop-25






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