"It's surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth" 


Sir David Attenborough.

About World Biodiversity Summit


- Part 1 & 2 - Bridging Biodiversity and Climate


Hosted alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow and the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming, China, this inaugural event will address the potential for science-based targets, ecosystem services, updated economic models and public-private partnerships to mitigate ecosystem degradation. By convening leaders from government, business, international organisations, academia and civil society, the Summit offers a dedicated opportunity for increasing the effectiveness of mitigation strategies and scaling promising solutions through cross-sectoral collaboration.
World Biodiversity Summit will serve as a platform for conveying transformational commitments, highlighting bold leadership and investments, building cross-sectoral partnerships and developing initiatives for the conservation and regeneration of the world’s ecosystems. As such, it is uniquely poised to channel needed investment into restoring planetary health.
The Summit is linked and highlighted as a key initiative of the World Climate Forum organisation which hosts a roadmap of activities for strengthening the global biodiversity and climate agenda.

The Road to COP26 2021

Providing a unique set of annual summits and regional conferences, supplemented by thought leadership sessions and ongoing dialogues between partners to provide impact for COP26 in Glasgow and Biodiversity COP15 in Kunming.

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About World Climate Foundation

- Transforming Commitments into Impact


World Climate Foundation facilitates large-scale collaboration between businesses, governments, financial institutions and civil society on formulating and designing markets and solutions for a clean and net-zero economy. We do this through cross-sector dialogue, innovative partnerships and investments in sustainable solutions.

About World Climate Forum

- a Network for Change


World Climate Forum is a global initiative spearheaded by the World Climate Foundation.

Defining this pivotal era, the World Climate Forum works as a robust network and toolkit for governments, businesses, and institutions to transform vision into reality and provides a bridge between the private, public and civil society sectors for collaborative action for net-zero emissions, nature and the green recovery. We do this by convening relevant thought-leading stakeholders to discuss policy, business and finance, informed by science, best practice, and real experience.


World Climate Summit is the flagship event organised by the World Climate Foundation. 

As an official side event to the yearly COP negotiations, in the past ten years, the World Climate Summit has been successful in creating private-public partnerships aligned with the Paris Agreement, becoming the platform for connecting markets with policies, with one main goal: to flatten the climate curve. 

Jens Nielsen
"The biodiversity crisis presents opportunities for innovation and climate change mitigation that need no longer be ignored. World Climate Foundation has chosen to bring our expertise to bear on this issue to accelerate regenerative solutions, realise partnerships for biodiversity and drive investments in planetary health."  


Jens Nielsen, Chair of World Climate Foundation