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 Linear to Circular: Innovating Our Economy for a NaturePositive Future
11 December - Fireside Chat 5
Our ecosystems are threatened by unsustainable, linear economic patterns. This is acknowledged in Target 16 of the new Framework, which sets ambitious goals for waste reduction and reducing overconsumption. The potential of the circular economy when it comes to meeting such goals is widely recognised, but shifting the cradle-to-grave model into cradle-to-cradle requires a major rethink on a societal level.
This session will adopt a future-oriented focus, as panellists will discuss how we can catalyse the necessary societal transition to circularity and offer their insights as to the innovations that will drive the circular economy of the future.
Biodiversity Programme Lead, Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division, OECD
Director, Sustainability Solutions, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Director, Circular Economy, Environment and Climate Change Canada