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
The Future of Forests - Catalysing Sustainable Solutions for Natural Capital
11 December - Fireside Chat 4
As recognition of the importance of biodiversity grows, so too does recognition of the importance of the ecosystem services stemming from natural capital. Forests have become the prime example of natural capital. The services they offer range from the tangible and the quantifiable, such as the products of forestry, to the less tangible - the air we breathe, their impacts on human health, the carbon they sequester, and even their social, recreational and spiritual significance.
When the immediate returns on ecosystem services can be so difficult to quantify, so too can be the incentives for investment. In this session, key stakeholders will discuss the importance of investments in natural capital, particularly forests. They will outline the economic, societal, and environmental benefits while also discussing the challenges related to such investments.
Dr. Anne Arvola
Senior Development Impact Advisor,
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
Science Officer, UNSDSN
Felipe Ortega Schlingmann
Head of Division, Bioeconomy. Environment and Natural Resource Department, European Investment Bank
Senior Program Director Food and Forests Program, Ceres