EIRA: Environmental Impact Reporting in Agriculture
Creating a link between agricultural investments and environmental impact
Negra C, Havemann T, Baumann K, Werneck F, Houtkamp J, Janssen H, Kuikman P, Vullings W.
Clarmondial AG, Zürich, Switzerland, 2019.
Aiming to lay the foundation for dynamic, globally-relevant benchmarking, the EIRA initiative convenes motivated agriculture sector investors, companies, researchers, and others to design, build, and test a software tool that delivers information needed for directing capital toward agricultural operations with better environmental performance and lower risks. This report builds on a 2018 feasibility assessment conducted by Clarmondial AG, Versant Vision, and Wageningen Environmental Research with support from EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate-Smart Agriculture Booster.
How conservation organisations can engage with investors to mobilise capital
Clarmondial AG, Zürich, Switzerland, 2017.
“Capitalising Conservation” explores how conservation organisations and their partners can mobilise private investment in conservation. The report provides a framework to guide the identification, structuring and execution of investments in conservation. It describes various roles conservation organisations can play to unlock investment capital and supports effective investor engagement. The publication highlights how leading conservation organisations have pioneered investment strategies and structures in conservation finance, illustrated by case studies. “Capitalising Conservation” was produced by Clarmondial in cooperation with WWF and with funding from EIT Climate KIC.
10 best bet innovations for adaptation in agriculture
A supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines
CCAFS working paper, 2017
Tanja Havemann contributed to chapter 10. Scaling up financing for climate change adaptation in agriculture
Faced with the triple challenges of achieving food security, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and reducing emissions, agriculture has been prioritized by countries as a sector for climate action. The national process of formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans, which gives effect to the ambitions set out in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions of countries, is a key instrument that will not only facilitate access to resources, but also advance best practice and implementation of proven and effective adaptation actions. In order to support countries in the elaboration of their National Adaptation Plans, this paper aims to tap into agricultural research for development conducted by CGIAR Centers and research programs, to identify best bet innovations for adaptation in agriculture, which can help achieve food security under a changing climate, while also delivering co-benefits for environmental sustainability, nutrition and livelihoods.
Reducing risks and seizing opportunities: integrating biodiversity into food and agriculture investments
Agrobiodiversity Index – summary for investors
by Dr Christine Negra. Contributors: Allison Smith, Fred Werneck. June 2017
Using the Agrobiodiversity Index, companies and governments can reduce operational and reputational risks and seize opportunities by estimating and monitoring the agrobiodiversity impact of supply chain investments. The Agrobiodiversity Index can also help investors to screen their portfolios for companies and governments that promote agrobiodiversity, as a proxy for operational and reputational risks related to climate change and unsustainable production.
Value chain finance for agricultural climate change resilience
CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) Discussion Paper
by Havemann, Tanja (Clarmondial AG). October 2016
The purpose of this report is to explore the potential for agricultural value-chain finance (AVCF) to promote climate change resilience in ACP countries, focusing on the experiences of farmers and financiers with market-based lending and risk-mitigation finance products. This paper focuses on loans (i.e. debt, credit), but the role of concessional financing is discussed in the last section. By ACP countries, this paper specifically means the 79 state signatories to the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement). These include 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.
Impact in the forests : Summary
The potential for business solutions to combat deforestation in large forest landscapes in Asia: a progress report.
by Clarmondial, Ennovent, GreenWorks Asia, Impact Hub and WWF. 2016
N. Dudley, P. Chatterton, E. Cramer, A. Cremonesi, R. Deau, T. Havemann, H. Hoffmann-Riem, T. Neupane, A. Safford, P. Scheuch, D. Shandilya, P. Skvaril, S. Stolton, S. Varma. 2016. Impact in the Forest: The Potential for Business Solutions to Combat Deforestation in Large Forest Landscapes in Asia, WWF-Switzerland: Zürich.
A business-focused perspective on how debt supports investments in ecosystem services
Tanja Havemann, Clarmondial; Daniel Schuster, Credit Suisse; Justine Leigh-Bell, Climate Bonds Initiative; Dr. Christine Negra, Advisor to Clarmondial; Anne Levonen, Credit Suisse. April 2016.
Articles, interviews and other contributions
Opalesque Radio Feature 16
Tanja Havemann in conversation with Sona Blessing
Despite the odds why investors should consider/continue to invest in carbon markets
In this feature Tanja Havemann, director of Beyond Carbon shares why despite the credit crisis, inconclusive Copenhagen and Cancun Kyoto Protocol talks and the scandals that affected the carbon market earlier this year, she still sees investment opportunities and, why shifting toward implementing regional schemes (fragmentation in markets) as opposed to waiting for global consensus on regulation has its advantages…