Welcome and introduction
- Benoît Lallemand, Secretary General, Finance Watch
First session – Finance for Nature: exploring concepts and strategies
Is finance a threat for nature? At which conditions can it serve nature? Where does the concept of natural capital fit in that context? What about conservation finance? What are credible mechanisms to move finance at scale (i.e. mainstream flows) to support the restoration and conservation of nature?
- Presentation of Finance Watch paper: From the niche of Conservation finance to the mainstreaming of Natural Capital approaches in financial systems”
- Interventions from:
15h45 Second session – Finance for Nature: the road to COP15 of CBD (2020)
Where does finance fit in the Convention on Biological Diversity? What success so far? How can we use the process leading up to the COP 15 (China, October 2020) to push for an ambitious “finance for nature” agenda? Beyond this process, what are the strategies (theories of change) and stakeholders that we can rely on to make finance serve nature?
- Dr. Markus A. Lehmann – Senior Programme Management Officer, Head Biodiversity Economy Unit, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme (via video)
- Jason Eis, PhD, Executive Director, Vivid Economics