Financial incentives for a biodiversity-friendly future – is green recovery a catalyzer?

16 Nov 2020

 

Around the world, countries are failing to crack down on the drivers of biodiversity loss. None of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2020 have been met, and according to WWF’s most recent Living Planet Index, an estimated 1 million species (500,000 animals and plants and 500,000 insects) are now threatened with extinction. To turn the tide on the emergency going forwards, adequate financing mechanisms will be required to boost investment in conservation and restoration. Promising trends towards sustainable finance, impact investment and responsible production will need to be scaled, and instruments to ensure that investment plans are evaluated for their potential risk to nature will need to be strengthened.

This session brings together expert practitioners from the public and private sectors to discuss existing approaches in the field of financial instruments, good practices and lessons learned, as well as how to bring successful approaches to scale, and link COVID-19 response measures to financing for a biodiversity-friendly future.

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

  • World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Global Nature Fund


  • Monique Akullo

    Senior Internal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

  • Gabriel Quijandría Acosta

    Vice Minister for Strategic Development and Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment, Peru

  • Vinod Mathur

    Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority

  • Maureen Erasmus

    Advisor and Non-Executive Director

  • Rodrigo de la Cruz

    Technical Advisor to the Indigenous Forum , Abya Yala (FIAY) and International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

  • Hugo Verkuijl

    Program Development Manager Sustainable Food , Hivos

  • Humberto Delgado Rosa

    Director for Natural Capital, European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment

  • Sascha Müller-Kraenner

    Executive Director, Environmental Action Germany (DUH)