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Builders Vision announces $1.1 billion in new climate solution investments in emerging markets

Announcement made at the Climate Finance Mobilization Forum with Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and UK Secretary of State for Energy and Net Zero Grant Shapps




On July 10, Builders Vision CEO and Founder Lukas Walton joined over 20 global business and philanthropic leaders in London for the Climate Finance Mobilisation Forum co-hosted by Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry and UK Secretary of State for Energy and Net Zero Grant Shapps.

Following the forum, the White House and UK announced that the convening generated $2 billion in new investment commitments for climate solutions in emerging markets. Builders Vision's commitments totaled $1.1 billion, including a new venture with Renewable Resource Group, LLC and Mitsui & Co., Ltd they are pursuing that will identify $1 billion in nature-based solutions projects and $100 million in oceans investments and grants focused on the blue carbon ecosystem and oceans carbon dioxide removal.

Statement from Lukas Walton, CEO and Founder of Builders Vision:

“Emerging markets will need to play a central role in addressing the climate crisis if we are to meet these challenges in a meaningful way. A task this global in scope requires significant effort and coordination by governments, developed economies and the private sector. There is a distinct need for private capital solutions to help these economies not only adapt to climate change impacts, but to find widespread solutions to drive sustainable growth.

“Builders Vision is proud to support emerging market solutions across our philanthropic, asset management and investment strategies, and today we are announcing two new commitments. This includes $100 million in funding toward emerging markets focusing on blue carbon ecosystem conservation and oceans carbon dioxide removal.

“We are also excited to announce a new venture with Mitsui & Co. and the Renewable Resources Group to identify at least $1 billion in nature-based solutions projects in emerging markets to address impacts of climate change across supply chains in agriculture, natural resources development, and energy. By harnessing best-in-class technology solutions and local community expertise in key, at-risk climate regions like Central and South America, the Middle East and North Africa, we can do our part to help the world reach the goals set by the Paris Agreement.”