According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, about $103 trillion of cumulative investment between 2016 and 2030 is required to combat climate change. This means that there is room for huge profits for those who invest in this industry.
Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, a total of 189 countries have submitted their plans to fight climate change. These plans include investments in energy efficiency, low-carbon cities, climate-smart agriculture and sustainable forest management (which is similar to an area that NATCOIN is involved in). These plans provide a clear roadmap for investments that will produce climate-resilient infrastructure and offset higher costs via fuel savings.
Sustainable forest management balances the demand for forest products with the preservation of healthy forests over the long term. It is important for maintaining the economic and environmental benefits of trees during an era of growing global population and rapid climate change.
According to a report launched by IFC in November 2017, the historic global agreement on climate change, which was adopted in Paris, created about USD 23 trillion in opportunities for climate-related investments in emerging markets between 2017 and 2030. According to the report “State of Finance for Nature” launched by UNO in May 2021, Forest Based Solutions alone will require USD 203 billion in total annual expenditure globally, that is equivalent to just over USD 25 per year for every citizen in 2021. The world needs USD 8.1 trillion investment in nature by 2050 to tackle the planetary crisis it says.
The IFC has invested in 56 sustainable projects along the forest product supply over the past decade. This investment is worth $1.5 billion. During the same period, IFC Advisory Services also supported 44 projects worth $30 million on activities that relate to tree planting.
This shows the huge potential in this industry and the opportunity for the NATCOIN currency value to increase over time.