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
From Commitment to Implementation: Actionable Leadership for Nature
11 December - Closing Session
The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has the potential to be a turning point for the protection of nature and in the fight against biodiversity loss. However, meeting the long-term vision of ‘living in harmony with nature by 2050’ will require strong leadership in the short-term in order to translate the new targets into action.
In this closing panel, key stakeholders will reflect on the outcomes of COP15 so far, particularly as they apply to business and finance. They will discuss how the targets outlined in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will inform their practice over the next year, and how they intend to meet short-term targets in time for COP16.
Director General, WWF
Deputy Director, One Earth
Anita de Horde
Co-founder, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
Director General, Environment Department, European Commission
The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith
Minister of State (Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, Energy, Climate and Environment), Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom
Co-founder of Indigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders