The link between biodiversity loss and climate change is growing ever clearer. Even as the acceleration of the climate crisis fuels the loss of habitats and species, the biodiversity crisis fuels the loss of the ecosystems that act as important carbon sinks, in turn hastening the rate of climate change. The result is an aggravated threat to planetary health.
With over 10 years of experience in the climate and sustainability field, World Climate Foundation launched World Biodiversity Summit in recognition of this inherent interconnectedness. The Summit is the pioneering platform for global public-private partnerships to address the urgent need for biodiversity restoration through nature-based solutions and nature-positive investments.
By convening leaders from governments, businesses, international organisations, academia and civil society, the World Biodiversity Summit offers a dedicated and much-needed forum to increase promising solutions through cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration.
His Majesty King Charles III
Transitioning to a Resilient Future
After its successful launch last year, the Summit is returning for its second edition with a continued objective of emphasising the necessity of linking biodiversity and climate goals. World Biodiversity Summit 2022 takes place in three parts alongside the three pivotal events:
This year, we seek to enhance investments in nature and explore nature market opportunities for strong partnerships and transformative policies that are required to achieve impacts guided by the Post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity.
As we aim to bring economic growth within safe planetary boundaries, World Biodiversity Summit acts as a platform to support the transition to a resilient future by forming coalitions to mobilise the action and investment needed to halt biodiversity loss. By using public-private sector ambition loops to achieve the required policies, innovations and investments, the Summit aligns with the 2030 climate targets and a net-zero and nature-positive world by 2050.
The climate and biodiversity crises are closely linked and equally serious. Unless we address biodiversity loss and the degradation of nature with similar urgency to that of climate change, we will not achieve the climate targets or the Sustainable Development Goals. Cooperation across sectors is therefore vital, and I commend the World Biodiversity Summit for facilitating this exchange. A large number of the solutions must be driven by the private sector, not only as a source of funding, but also because businesses rely on nature for resources, and how they use these resources makes a great difference.
Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, IPBES
Key Strengths of World Biodiversity Summit
Catalysing Nature-Positive Investments Through
Connecting Our Partners With Influential Biodiversity Coalitions
Raising Cross-Sectoral Commitments for Nature-Positive Investments
Highlighting Best Practices
& Scalable Demonstration Projects
1000+ High-Level In-Person
& Digital Delegates
Interactive Dialogue From Across the World Through Our Digital Platform