Environmental Financial Reform

With an environmental financial reform, we are using fiscal policy and taxation to redirect towards a sustainable and fair economy and society - by reducing subsidies that harm the environment and society, by placing our tax system on a broader basis and by making the consumption of resources and the burden on the climate more expensive. The additional revenue should be used sustainably for investments in the future and social justice. 


Holger Bär




State of Finance for Nature 2022: Time to act - Doubling investment by 2025 and eliminating nature-negative finance flows

Publicationtype Study

The second edition of the State of Finance for Nature report launched today reveals that nature-based solutions are still significantly under-financed. If the world wants to halt biodiversity loss, limit climate change to below 1.5C and achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, current finance flows to NbS must urgently double by 2025 and triple by 2030. Delayed action is not an option in the face of the devastating effects of climate change, the extinction crisis, and severe land degradation globally.

Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft/ Green Budget Germany contributed to case studies - on Germany and Cote d'Ivoire - to the report. 

Publication institution UNEP & ELD
Publicationdate 2022
Publicationfile UNEP_2022_State_of_Finance_for_Nature.pdf