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

16 Nov 2020

To implement the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, a major challenge will be to customize and redesign financial instruments to ensure that investment plans are evaluated for their potential risk to nature, or to create incentives for biodiversity-friendly investment into value chains. The session will bring together expert practitioners from the public and private sectors in multiple continents 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 how to 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)