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
Businesses and Finance for Biodiversity: Closing the Nature Finance Gap
11 December- Opening Session
Over half of the world's GDP, or USD 44 trillion in economic worth, is at moderate or severe risk because of nature loss (World Economic Forum, 2020). At the same time, by 2050, the world needs to close the USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature in order to meet global goals (UNEP, 2021). Doing so will require a commitment of $700 billion annually by 2030.
It is therefore clear that all sectors need to be on board and engaged in the making of ambitious commitments to nature financing. In this session, speakers will delineate and explain how their organisations successfully escalate ambitious environmental commitments and claims into positive actions to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.
Master of Ceremony
Founder & CEO, Time4Good
Executive Secretary, IPBES
Ambassador for Climate Change,
Government of Canada
CEO, World Climate Foundation
Vice President International Organizations, Montreal International
Global VP, Sustainability,
Guernsey Financial Services Commission
Senior Vice President Climate and Nature, Stora Enso