Focus Areas Explored at World Biodiversity Summit 2021


Advancing Progress Together

Evidence of biodiversity loss is everywhere and climate change is contributing to this loss. But, biodiversity loss does not only refer to the loss of plants and animals, it threatens all life on our planet. The state of the natural environment is directly linked to our ability to adapt, mitigate and solve the challenges that our planet is facing nowadays. As we aim to bring economic growth within safe planetary boundaries, achieve the Paris Agreement goals and support the Post-2020 Global Framework, cross-sector synergy is crucial.


The goal of the World Biodiversity Summit is to bridge biodiversity and climate and to accelerate investment-driven solutions to the biodiversity crisis. The Summit will serve as a convening for leaders from across public and private sectors, to set the world on a path to achieve the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity through actionable leadership and supporting the facilitation of a task force on nature-related financial disclosures. 

Measurable targets and commitments will be established, determining best practices for innovation and collaboration and creating public-private partnerships that will strengthen initiatives to prevent the ongoing destruction of biodiversity, therefore contributing to a healthy planet.

Focus Areas Explored at World Biodiversity Summit 2021


Finance & Investments in Nature

Natural Capital as a new Asset Class

Regenerative Agriculture & Ecosystems

Resilient Food Systems & Food Security

Sustainable Forestry & Restorative Land Managemet

Biodiversity & Pandemics

The Blue Economy



Programme: Glasgow, November 10
- Side event to COP26,  Glasgow, UK 

Note: Session titles and timings are subject to change

Time zone (GMT +1)

09:00 - 09:15

Welcoming remarks
Biodiversity and Climate Change - the Necessary Link


Opening Session 

Rebuilding Better - Raising Ambitions & Mobilising Finance for Nature

10:00 - 11:00

Session 1

Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture at the Center of Development Strategies - Challenges and Opportunities  

11:00 - 12:30

Networking Break

12:30 - 13:30

Session 2

Policy, Technology & Finance -  Creating Partnerships for Resilient Food Systems

13:30 - 14:30

Session 3

Overcoming Barriers & Growing Investment Opportunities in Restorative Land & Forestry Management


Session 4

Life Below Water - Harnessing The Blue Economy through Investment & Innovation

15:30 - 16:00

Closing Remarks by Partners
Natural Capital as an Asset Class - Mitigating Climate Change by Protecting Nature

Cocktail Reception & Networking

16:00 - 19:00

Practical Information

200 SVS Conference & Events

200 St Vincent Street

G2 5SG, Glasgow, UK

November 10, 2021 
9:00-19:00 (GMT +1)