The Business Case for Natural Climate Solutions


A collaborative report by DBS, Conservation International, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Temasek

In the face of the accelerating impacts of climate change, natural climate solutions (NCS) provide an immediately and widely available option for companies seeking to make sound investments in climate mitigation.

Natural Climate Solutions, or NCS, refer to climate mitigation technologies that harness natural processes to reduce or remove greenhouse gas, or GHG emissions.

Given the pressing need to decarbonise and the ambitious carbon targets set by companies and countries alike, it seems clear that NCS solutions need to form part of the portfolio of options to achieve carbon neutrality.

Despite their vast potential, NCS solutions have been undervalued as a credible mitigation solution, attracting only a minor share of global climate finance flows. However, many of the barriers to investment have viable solutions and research suggests a potentially high opportunity and low operational cost to sequester carbon at scale.

This joint report highlights opportunities for businesses to invest in NCS – particularly those in Southeast Asia – to stimulate the implementation of NCS at scale

The Business Case for Natural Climate Solutions Report


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