A Case Study on Nature

A CASE STUDY ON NATURE DATA Cover

April 2024 | Development Bank of Southern Africa & the African Natural Capital Alliance

A new report reveals how one of Africa’s leading development banks is attempting to address the challenge of reducing its impact on nature and biodiversity. 

Key recommendations for the financial sector to come out of the report include that African banks should consider embedding clauses into loan agreements that actively guide projects away from areas where biodiversity is under threat.   Other recommendations include:

  • The use of biodiversity maps, geospatial data, and consultations with local communities to identify sensitive areas before loans are even considered.
  • African financial institutions should engage in genuine dialogue with affected communities using their traditional knowledge to enrich environmental assessments.
Download the white paper here.