Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond (DZCIB) pilot phase 1 was launched in March 2020 - the first of its kind.
This local 'future-ready' collaboration boosts climate-smart natural capital in the Canada's most complex and fragile ecoregion, the Carolinian Zone, from Toronto to Windsor.
The DZCIB Leadership Team includes Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, VERGE Capital, Thames Talbot Land Trust, Ivey Business School and Carolinian Canada Coalition.
Other leaders joining the cross-sector collaboration include: Oneida Nation of the Thames, 3M, Pollinator Partnership, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, ALUS Middlesex and Camp Kee-Mo-Kee.
DZCIB is a unique in connecting diverse leaders for a green future, conservation finance and the science of healthy landsapes. Phase 1 is the first step towards a pilot goal of improving 600 ha/ 1,000 acres to save wildlife, water and our way of life in the face of major challenges.
DZCIB is generating diverse benefits for local communities:
Early results from DZCIB shows the CIB model can:
Boost climate-smart natural capital
Attract and align resources for high impact 'dark green' returns
Increase and accelerate healthy landscape improvements
Support green jobs that contribute to 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Connect diverse sectors quickly and efficiently across complex landscapes
Carolinian Canada and partners are working towards phase 2 and establishing new projects such as Long Point Walsingham Forest in Norfolk County.
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Rally Assets: Financing Conservation DZCIB is profiled on page 40.
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