This article was originally published on Greenbiz

“Nearly 5 billion acres of degraded and deforested land awaits restoration worldwide. As the economy surrounding landscape restoration, the New Restoration Economy, continues to develop, prospective investors are intrigued by the financial returns restoration projects can deliver.

Investing in landscape restoration may seem different from buying a bond or trading stocks online, but the fundamental structure is the same. Restoration projects, like conventional investments, also generate both income and capital gains.

Income refers to recurring payments received following an investment. Investments in restoration, such as planting bamboo along gullies or agroforestry systems on degraded land, can deliver income in a variety of ways, including from the periodic sales of sustainable wood fibers or annual revenues from ecotourism…”

Read on at: GreenBiz.