How to get private capital to protect nature – without greenwashing
The funding gap for 'nature-based solutions' means appealing to private investment, but it isn't always easy to find the right project to fit.
Dorothée Herr is the Manager for Oceans and Climate Change at the Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) at IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature. She joined IUCN in 2009 and is now leading the IUCN’s international policy engagement on marine climate-change issues including ocean acidification and Blue Carbon, especially within the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ms Herr has authored and co-authored a suite of articles and reports on ocean acidification in the context of the UNFCCC, Blue Carbon as well as on coastal and marine Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Ms Herr is also working on developing new innovative financing tools for coastal and marine conservation efforts, and has developed the Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) with a team of financial experts. She received her masters degree in environmental change and management from Oxford University, UK, and her diploma in geography from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.