Finance for Nature Global Summit

20-21 July 2020
Virtual meeting (register here)

Following the success of the inaugural “Finance for Nature Global Summit”, GEFI, UNDP, UNEP, the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform and Climate Advisers are convening the Finance for Nature Virtual Global Series to accelerate momentum on nature-based finance in advance of the UN Climate and Biodiversity COPs in 2021.

Taking place via Zoom on 20/21 July 2020, the summit will bring together together industry champions from finance, insurance, consumer goods companies and standard-setting regulators to drive practical commitments on investing in nature.

With scientific evidence continuing to reinforce the severity of climate change, the potential disruption and financial implications have risen to the top of the agenda for Governments, financial institutions and businesses across the globe. Nature-based solutions, defined as actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges, can provide more than a third of the climate mitigation needed to meet carbon emission goals set in the Paris Agreement.

But the question remains: how deeply do existing pledges and policies include actionable targets and budgets for nature and forests?

This series will commence with a session aimed at positioning nature at the forefront of economic recovery from COVID-19 and for the long-term well-being of people and the planet. The expert presenters will showcase how the finance community can work across coalitions to accelerate nature-friendly investments in developing countries on the frontline to unlock the climate and biodiversity crisis and ensure green economic recovery.

The second session in the series will provide a rich dialogue on how nature can be embedded in ESG risk disclosure and solutions and as an exciting investment opportunity that delivers prosperity for climate, nature and people.

This event forms part of our Path to COP26 campaign. For the full agenda, please click the button below.

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20-21 July 2020


1400 – 1600 (BST)


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