On July 8th, the Post-2020 Pavilion hosted a public virtual event on “Mainstreaming Impacts and Dependencies in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework”.
This session showcased how companies and financial institutions are mainstreaming concerns related to nature and human well-being into the way they do business.
A key challenge of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is to mainstream biodiversity concerns in to key economic sectors.
This session deepened understanding of the challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming nature into business and finance, with a focus on financial accounting and spatial finance.
Speakers and Panelists:
- Oliver Hillel, Programme Officer, CBD Secretariat
- Peter White, Chief Opperating Officer, WBCSD
- Eve Ayutaire, Government of Uganda
- Ian Dicky, Director, Eftec
- Mike Hugman, Portfolio Manager, Ninety-One
- Andrew Mitchell, Co-Founder, Natural Capital Finance Alliance
- Martin Lok, Deputy Director, Capitals Coalition
- Susanne Schmitt, Nature and Spacial Finance Lead, WW-UK
The Post-2020 Pavilion is an international partnership that is organizing a six-day programme of substantive sessions at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021, all related to key issues in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) negotiations. The Pavilion Partners are united in their collective drive for transformative change to ensure that the GBF is sufficiently ambitious, scientifically grounded and mission-aligned. In preparation of the Post-2020 Pavilion, the Virtual Biodiversity Dialogue Series are being convened with Post-2020 Pavilion Partners and other experts in June-July, and then again September-October.
The key objectives of the Biodiversity Dialogues are to deepen collective thinking, prepare for the actual Post-2020 Pavilion events, and generate powerful messages for the UNGA Biodiversity Summit.