#F4TWebinar – Experts’ Talks: Finance & Biodiversity


Finance & biodiversity: investors in the post-2020 framework

As part of its « #F4TWebinar», Finance for Tomorrow is organizing an episode on Biodiversity Finance. Even if the political agenda of the “Super Year for Nature” is disrupted, the actors’ mobilisation is more essential than ever to sustain the ambition of the post-2020 international biodiversity framework. Given the environmental urgency and with the health crisis facing us, it is necessary develop effective finance plans with a positive impact on natural capital, to mobilize resources to protect our soils, our lands, and the climate

Join us on Thursday, May 28, from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm for this “Finance & Biodiversity” webinar: 

Odile Conchou, Expert on Mission for Resource Mobilization for Biodiversity at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the UN Environment Programme, will present the processes of the international negotiating framework and how financial actors can participate. Edward Perry, Analyst of the OECD Biodiversity, Land Use, and Ecosystems (BLUE) Programme, will present a new publication on global flows of funding for biodiversity.

A dialogue between the experts  will follow the presentations, moderated by Gautier Quéru, Director of the Mirova LDN Fund and co-pilot of the Natural Capital & Biodiversity group of Finance for Tomorrow.

Come and ask your questions live! This exchange will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the participants!

    • Moderated by Gautier Quéru, Mirova, co-pilot of Finance for Tomorrow’s Natural Capital & Biodiversity group.
    • Presentations and dialogue with Odile Conchou, UN CBD Secretariat and Edward Perry, OECD
    • Follow-up Q&A with the audience




A Comprehensive Overview of Global Biodiversity Finance: 

Implementing an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework will demand ambitious and widespread use of biodiversity policy instruments, and other measures, to promote sustainable patterns of production and consumption. It will also require governments and the private sector to scale up biodiversity finance and reduce finance flows that harm biodiversity. While it is clear that biodiversity finance must be increased, little information has been available on recent biodiversity expenditure. Building on OECD’s 2019 report to the G7 Environment Ministers on “Biodiversity: Finance and the Business and Economic Case for Action”, which included a preliminary update on global biodiversity finance flows, this report aims to address this information gap by providing a more comprehensive overview and an aggregate estimate of global biodiversity finance. The report also provides an overview of government support potentially harmful to biodiversity, and offers recommendations for improving the assessment, tracking and reporting of biodiversity finance.