Leveraging Private Finance for Public Good in India
SIFF supports India in achieving its strategic development goals and climate change targets. It leverages public funding to unlock private finance for sustainable land use, including in agriculture, forests, biodiversity and restoration, and for investments in renewable energy. SIFF coordinates cross-functionally between the government, private sector and communities to foster large-scale positive change in India.
PROTECTING NATURAL CAPITAL
Supporting the Achievement of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
Our investment opportunities are impact focused ensuring improved management of forests, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Protecting natural capital is the most effective way to support a transition to a green economy and achieve the SDG targets, as 14 out of 17 SDGs are directly affected by the status of natural resources.
WHO WE ARE
The Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) is an innovative partnership facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme, World Agroforestry Centre and BNP Paribas. It brings long-term finance to projects and companies that stimulate green growth, increase resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve rural livelihoods.
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