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Close To $25 Billion Spent To Secure Green Infrastructure Worldwide In 2015

The report found that the $24.7B spent in 2015 either protected, rehabilitated, or created new habitat on 486 million (M) hectares of land – an area 1.5 times the size of India – while also delivering “beyond-water” benefits including biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, and sustainable land management training for local communities. Direct subsidy payments to public and private landholders accounted for most – $23.7B – of this total, as governments sought to encourage sustainable agriculture and other practices that support healthy watershed function.

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