Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Financing Nature-Based Solutions Using Green Banks

Date and Time
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Duke in DC (1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Financing Nature-Based Solutions Using Green Banks


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Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions to protect, manage, or restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges, simultaneously benefiting people and nature. 

Recent government investment in NBS through programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is unprecedented, but there is still a need for scaled-up financing of NBS projects in the US. This presents an opportunity to leverage green banks’ financing capabilities. Green banks typically focus on financing clean energy projects, but there is a small (and growing) number of instances in which these financial institutions have been leveraged for nature-based projects. 

Join this in-person panel event to hear from four speakers who will detail past examples and proposed concepts for financing NBS using green banks, also sharing insights about scaling up implementation of these types of financial mechanisms.

Registration is required as capacity is limited. Attendees must register no later than 5 p.m. ET on July 24.There will be time for a formal Q&A with the speakers as well as a networking session following the event.

** NOTE: This is an in-person only event with no livestreaming option. A recording of the panel discussion will be posted online at a later date.

This event at Duke in DC is organized by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and the Environmental Policy Innovation Center.


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8:30–9 a.m. ET: Coffee, light breakfast, and networking

9–10:30 a.m. ET: Formal presentations and Q&A

10:30–11 a.m. ET: Networking


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Andrea Colnes (Deputy Director and Climate Fellow, New England Forestry Foundation; formerly the Director for Global Green Bank Development at the Coalition for Green Capital)

Matthew Carney (Associate Director, Quantified Ventures)

Lukin Jacob (Environmental Protection Specialist, DC Department of Energy & Environment)

Matthew Johnson (Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, DC Department of Energy & Environment)