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Green Bonds Finance Forests and Wetland Protection

Natural infrastructure like healthy forests, farms, rivers and wetlands address water supply and quality challenges by filtering water, buffering against floods and regulating flow. Water infrastructure projects are often funded by bonds, which allow cities or utilities to pay back investors over time. Bonds have historically ignored natural infrastructure in favor of traditional built infrastructure. Even “green bonds,” which specifically direct financing to environmental projects, have largely overlooked the potential of natural infrastructure.

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