THE MEBA BIODIVERSITY PLATFORM

AGRICULTURE LENDING INCLUDING CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY IMPACTS
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Stakeholder

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Short description

Biodiversity is a key component for agricultural finance. But it is at threatened globally and lacks representation in credit decisions in general which results in its further decline. To counteract this issue, emphasize the importance of biodiversity and foster its inclusion in investment decisions, the MEbA Biodiversity Platform was formed. The goal of the platform is to offer Financial Service Providers proven methodologies for agricultural credit assessment using state of the art digital tools, while raising awareness on the importance of including biodiversity considerations and managing climate risks in agricultural lending.
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Evento de Lanzamiento virtual de la Plataforma de Biodiversidad

Key facts

THE MEBA BIODIVERSITY PLATFORM IS AN ONLINE TOOL THAT OFFERS FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS:

  • enhanced digital analysis
  • the integration of climate and biodiversity risks into credit decisions
  • the basis to qualify for green credit lines
With the financial support and in partnership with BNP Paribas, the MEbA-project is offering Financial Service Providers in Latin America and West Africa the opportunity to access enhanced digital credit analysis, including dedicated biodiversity and climate risk indicators for free. By measuring biodiversity and climate risks in their credit decisions, Financial Service Providers lay the basis to qualify for new funding sources, like green credit lines.

The automated analysis of the MEBA BIODIVERSITY PLATFORM contains:

  • detailed cashflows for agriculture activities
  • green microcredit verification indicator
  • biodiversity indicator
  • adaptive capacity indicator
  • climate sensitivity indicator

Services delivered by YAPU:

  • Concept for the Platform
  • Development of the Biodiversity Indicator
  • set-up and operation of the platform
  • ongoing training in ESP & FR on the use of the platform and indicator interpretation.
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