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The myriad challenges facing the world presents private markets with a lot of unanswered questions – the hunt to find their solutions promises to be a fascinating journey.
Timber, wood, timberland, forestry
The influx of investors looking for ways to gain exposure to natural capital assets continued apace this year but the Russia-Ukraine war will remain the biggest influencer of trends and markets.
Ambitious plans to revamp forestry’s role in global climate change mitigation face significant environmental, social and governance challenges in Brazil.
Impossible Foods nuggets
Retained EU regulation means Impossible Food's flagship burger still can’t be served in the UK while cultivated meat is regulated by rules that were created before the technology existed, says Jeremy Coller.
A butterfly is attracted to some purple flowers on a green plant under a blue sky
All eyes are on Montreal as COP15 looks to deliver an international commitment on biodiversity retention and restoration that can replicate the impact of the Paris Climate Accords.
Tomato, greenhouse, indoor ag, CEA
Controlled environment agriculture has played a part in the Netherlands becoming the second-largest exporter of ag goods, with many new players inspired to replicate the country’s success.
Vertical farming
Integrating vertical farms into urban settings could be counterintuitive, says IDTechEx technology analyst Brendan Beh, who tackles two other major challenges for the industry.
Demands for transparency surrounding foreign investment in US ag have been strengthened by the pandemic and growing recognition of rivalry with China.
The firm’s latest forestry vehicle is eyeing price projections suggesting a single credit could sell for more than $30 on the voluntary market by 2030.
The role of various levels of government policy in the prospects of increasingly popular natural capital timber strategies is unclear but pivotal.
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