A new key biodiversity platform for cross sectoral collaboration
For its inaugural launch, World Biodiversity Summit will help define what world leaders and the private sector in biodiversity and climate action need to do in the medium and long term to achieve sustainable development and hinder further biodiversity loss, focusing on partnerships and investment mechanisms as levers of progress. World Biodiversity Summit is a platform for responding to accelerating biodiversity loss, by using the Paris Agreement as a framework to learn from, promoting relevant solutions, innovations, and leadership networks, strengthening nature restoration and conservation. Nature-based solutions will be highlighted, from specificecosystems to global possibilities.
21 September 2023
New York, USA
Alongside UNGA 78 & Climate Week NYC
Partnering for Nature
- Catalysing Nature-Positive Investments Through Public-Private Partnerships
World Biodiversity Summit returns on 21 September on the sidelines of UNGA 78 and Climate Week NYC.
It's the pioneering platform for global public-private partnerships to address the urgent need for biodiversity restoration through nature-based solutions and nature-positive investments. 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.
Now that the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework has been approved, it is time for implementation. That’s why World Biodiversity Summit agenda is designed to encourage companies and financial institutions to ensure sustainable production patterns and reduce risks while identifying opportunities derived from nature.
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
As a part of World Biodiversity Network by the World Climate Foundation, World Biodiversity Summit will host sessions alongside the other initiatives of the World Climate Foundation, bridging the climate, finance and health discussions with the biodiversity agendas.
World Biodiversity Summit will stand out in the 2023 roadmap as the main annual biodiversity summit in the world. Building on the success of the last years, World Biodiversity Summit promotes the collaboration between the public and private sectors to foster ambition loops, leading to bold commitments across the global biodiversity arena.
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.
Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, IPBES
Key Strengths of World Biodiversity Summit
Catalysing Nature-Positive Investments Through
Connecting Our Partners With Influential Biodiversity Coalitions
Guiding the public & private sector to successfully implement the Kunming – Montreal Framework
1000+ High-Level In-Person & Digital Delegates
Raising Cross-Sectoral Commitments for Nature-Positive Investments
Highlighting Best Practices & Scalable Demonstration Projects
Interactive Dialogue From Across the World Through Our Digital Platform
and hear thought leaders from the biodiversity & climate community including asset owners, institutional investors, international organisations, businesses and governments.
and scale new and proven approaches to climate investments, natural capital and cross-sectoral collaboration including leading business and finance models.
as a key stakeholder in the development of the World Biodiversity Network, mobilising private investments and commitments on the global framework for climate and biodiversity action.