Catalysing Nature-Positive

Investments Through

Public-Private Partnerships

With an aim to bridge biodiversity and climate, the World Biodiversity Summit was launched by World Climate Foundation in 2021. The Summit gathered public and private sector stakeholders from across the globe on the crucial topics of biodiversity loss and restoration and investing in nature-based solutions to set the world on a path to achieve the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.

World Biodiversity Summit sets out to strengthen cross-sectoral collaboration and devise actionable methods on how to create the ambition loops necessary to accelerate finance for nature towards the required nature-based solutions. The inaugural Summit was successfully launched in three parts, culminating in a convening of high-level and influential stakeholders from diverse private and public sectors on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow, UK.

The Summit works closely with frameworks such as the Post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity and the Paris Agreement. It serves as a platform to mobilise action and bring together these goals at high-level summits such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) and the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD COP15). 

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Part of becoming a regenerative company requires placing nature and humanity at the center of our business. At Walmart, we are activating this commitment by working in harmony with nature to protect, restore and more sustainably manage our natural resources. We look forward to sharing our progress at the World Biodiversity Summit and discussing where we see opportunities for collaboration and how we can spark collective action on nature based solutions and sustainable sourcing.

Jane Ewing, SVP, Sustainability, Walmart

Purpose

The objective of World Biodiversity Summit is to bring economic growth within safe planetary boundaries while achieving the Paris Agreement Goals and supporting the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
 
To achieve our objective, promoting and strengthening synergies among the different sectors of society will be crucial. By 2050, the world needs to close the USD 4,1 trillion financing gap in nature to meet climate change, biodiversity and land degradation targets. That is why  World Biodiversity Summit is focused on creating ambition loops through public and private partnerships. The Summit works closely with businesses, asset managers, asset owners, governments and civil society to enhance biodiversity globally, and to support Nature-based Solutions that have the potential to reverse both climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as to result in wider economic benefits.

 

Explore last year’s event

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Glasgow
10 November 2021
IN-PERSON & DIGITAL EVENT

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Kunming
14 October 2021
DIGITAL EVENT

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New York
23 September 2021
DIGITAL EVENT

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It is imperative that companies expand their view of ROI beyond their balance sheets – and factor in future quality of life on this planet. Forget promises of being carbon-neutral by 2050. We need to invest in solutions that will make an impact in the here and now, before it's too late

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Daniela Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

About World Climate Foundation

World Climate Foundation launched the World Biodiversity Network in 2021 to bridge biodiversity and climate. Through its collaborative, high-level network, World Climate Foundation works closely with inspiring leaders from government, business, financial institutions and civil society to build resilience and enable the necessary transformation that addresses both the climate change and biodiversity crises. 

World Climate Foundation has also created other platforms that enable multi-sector stakeholders to build alliances and develop ambition loops for climate and nature innovation. Further, the Foundation puts an emphasis on catalysing and developing strong pledges and finance commitments from its partners.