CPIC semi-annual meeting on January 10 was hosted by White & Case LLP at their New York office, and welcomed about 100 members and friends of the coalition, which is now composed of 64 member organizations. The meeting followed annual Conservation Finance conference organized by Credit Suisse, and a second financial structuring workshop organized by CPIC and hosted by Citi to review conservation investment blueprints with about 40 finance, legal, and conservation experts. The coalition announced the first set of CPIC blueprints for public release, which are based on deal structures ready to be scaled, replicated, and refined. To further support blueprint development and working groups, Steering Committee members secured new funding from the Atkinson Center, and from GIZ in partnership with Credit Suisse. Members were requested input for the final design and preparation of the Blended Finance Facility, aimed to be launched in 2019 to mobilize an initial pool of 10M USD from the Global Environmental Facility and The Rockefeller Foundation, to help support development and growth of investable conservation models.
First set of CPIC blueprints released to the public include the following. They are uploaded in the Blueprints section of the CPIC website, which will be updated as new blueprints become available.
1. Public-Private Partnership for Marine Conservation (Blue Finance)
2. Forest Resilience Bond (Blue Forest Conservation)
3. Cocoa Smallholder Renovation & Rehabilitation (R&R) Finance (Avenir IIS)
4. Environmental Impact Bond for Green Infrastructure (EIB for GI)
- Case Study 1: EIB for GI for Watershed Protection (Quantified Ventures)
- Case Study 2: EIB for GI for Coastal Resilience (Environmental Defense Fund)
5. Forest Conservation and Sustainable Timber Production (Lyme Timber Company)