Virtual Global Conference on Biodiversity Finance – OECD

Discussing contributions of the private sector to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework
The virtual Global Conference on Biodiversity Finance will be co-organised by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) via its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) over three days in April 2020 (15th, 22nd and 29th). It will bring together OECD and BIOFIN countries and experts to engage and find common ground on private sector commitments to mobilize resources and implement innovative solutions for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

The conference will be split into six sessions (two per day) followed by Q&A:

  • Session 1: National perspectives on biodiversity finance, through the lens of OECD and BIOFIN partner countries.
  • Session 2: Biodiversity expenditure reviews and effective budgeting.
  • Session 3: Participatory overview on the identification, tracking and reform of harmful subsidies, with examples of national experiences.
  • Session 4: Conducting estimates of financing needs and of development requirements for effective biodiversity finance plans.
  • Session 5: Open space for the private and finance sector to showcase new initiatives and reassert full commitment to progress in biodiversity governance.

The conference will end (Wednesday, April 29th) with a closing session on strategic approaches to enhance mobilization for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. An interactive discussion between participants will identify on gaps,challenges, strengths and opportunities to reach this goal.