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
Powering Nature – Innovating Energy for Biodiversity
11 December - Keynote 1
The contribution of the energy sector to climate change is well-known and well-documented. However, the impact of the energy sector on the biodiversity crisis is often overlooked. Exploration of and production of fossil fuels has a profound impact on biodiversity at extraction sites, and even the construction of renewable energy projects can lead to the deterioration of local ecosystems. At the same time, the infrastructure on which energy projects rely is often dependent on biodiverse ecosystems, such as mangroves and flood plains, to protect them from natural disasters.
In this session, key stakeholders in the renewable energy sector will outline how energy projects can be developed that serve as solutions to both the climate and biodiversity crises. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by embracing a nature-positive green transition, and highlight examples of best practice in the industry
Europe Director Global Policy and Institutional Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy
Head of Environment & Quality,
Secretary General, Eurelectric
Director, Environmental Services, Hydro One