Protecting Landscapes Report
Better Finance, Better Food: Case Study Catalogue
Today’s food and land use systems are typically extractive, destructive and reinforce major inequalities. They generate over $12 trillion a year in hidden environmental, social and economic costs.1
Meanwhile, over half the world’s GDP depends on nature2 and is therefore at risk because of the ongoing destruction of terrestrial and ocean ecosystems linked to the way we currently produce food and use land. The covid-19 pandemic brought the world’s attention to the unintended consequences of our relationship with nature as we farm and feed ourselves. Covid-19 has also reinforced inequalities across the food system, disrupting supply chains and pushing millions of vulnerable people below the poverty line.