Natural Capital Lab: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Financial Innovation (IADB-RG-T3728)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.27 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020

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Project Description
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This TC has the general objective to support the knowledge creation, dissemination and implementation of pilot activities that enable biodiversity mainstreaming across the Bank's sectors, and within IDB operations through its member countries at national and subnational levels. These biodiversity-led activities allow the incubation, acceleration and scale of new finance, technology and policy solutions. To achieve this goal, this TC will: (i) develop, design and test methodologies for new financial models that leverage the value of biodiversity and natural capital, along with tools to streamline the application of nature-based solutions; (ii) develop research and knowledge products that identify the opportunities for biodiversity mainstreaming and design the related activities to be integrated into Bank operations or policy planning, and ensure that these are in alignment with the IDB institutional strategy; (iii) upscale capacity building, training and dissemination of technical support across governments to incentivize and implement biodiversity mainstreaming; (iv) evaluate, publish and disseminate results and knowledge obtained from the NCL's interventions through its communication channels and regional policy dialogues across high-level strategic clients and partners.

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The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).

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