The website features a simple navigation system. The search menus on the right help to navigate across the financing tools, instrument and strategies reviewed. Financing solutions can be searched for the financial result(s) they aim to achieve, the financial instrument(s) used, and the relevant sector(s) or Sustainable Development Goal(s). For additional information on the search and tagging system please visit the "How to use this platform" section. All solutions are listed alphabetically in this page.


Biodiversity offsets

Measurable conservation outcomes resulting from actions that compensate for significant residual adverse biodiversity impacts arising from development projects.


Systematic search for biochemical and genetic information in nature in order to develop commercially-valuable products and applications.

Carbon markets

Carbon markets aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively by setting limits on emissions and enabling the trading of emission units.

Climate credit mechanisms

Market mechanisms that enable entities, for which the cost of reducing emissions is high, to pay low-cost emitters for carbon credits that they can use towards meeting their emission-reduction obligations. An example is the Clean Development Mechanism.

Concessions (Protected Areas)

Concessions allow people to use land or property in a protected area or natural site for a specified purpose, usually in exchange for a fee.


Approach for projects, organizations, entrepreneurs, and startups to raise money for their causes from multiple individual donors or investors.