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: Kunming, October 14
- Side event to COP15 - Kunming, China, October 14 2021 

Note: Session titles and timings are subject to change

Time zone (GMT+8)

15:00 - 15:15

Welcoming remarks
Climate Action for Biodiversity - Building a Bridge between COPs

15:15 - 15:20


Focusing on Biodiversity  and Prevention of Future Pandemics

15:20 - 16:10

Session 1
The Blue Planet - Investments and Solutions for Resilient and Healthy Fresh and Sea Water

16:10 - 17:00

Session 2

Investing in Sustainable Forests Management - Solving The Climate & Biodiversity Crisis, One Tree at a Time

17:00 - 18:00

Session 3

Regenerative Agriculture & Food Security - How Can We Catalyse Capital into Innovative Solutions?

18:00 - 18:30

Closing Remarks by Partners

Actionable Leadership for Nature -Supporting Ecosystem Resilience and Climate Goals (through Nature-Based Solutions)

16:30 - 16:35

Networking Break

18:30 - 19:00

Cocktail Reception & Networking

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Mitigating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity are two critical issues that are deeply interconnected. Many of the drivers, challenges and solutions are one and the same, and they must be addressed together.
By creating a bridge between COP15 and COP26, the World Biodiversity Summit will play an important role in ensuring that the conversations, outcomes and commitments that come out of these meetings are aligned, and move the system towards the transformative change that’s needed to halt warming at 1.5°C and reverse the degradation of the natural world.”  


Mark Gough

CEO, Capitals Coalition