Biodiversity Finance for Healthy Landscapes and Sustainable Value Chains at GLF 2020

29 Oct, 2020

For the successful implementation of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, several priorities have to change. A major challenge is to customize and redesign financial instruments to ensure the evaluation of investment plans for potential risks to nature; or to create incentives for biodiversity-friendly investment into value chains.

The global Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) project facilitated a session on “Biodiversity Finance for Healthy Landscapes and Sustainable Value Chains” at Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Biodiversity Digital conference on “One World – One Health” on 28th October 2020. The session highlighted promising trends in sustainable finance. Experts provided examples of how these trends can be strengthened as part of the challenges faced by economies and societies. An important aspect was integrating these measures into COVID-19 recovery plans.

The session brought together expert practitioners from the public and private sectors from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America. Discussions focused on current approaches to financial instruments, good practices, lessons learnt, bringing successful approaches to scale and linking COVID-19 response measures to financing for a biodiversity-friendly future.

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Panellists  
EU: DG Environment - Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital
India: National Biodiversity Authority, India – Dr. V. B. Mathur, Chairman
Peru: Ministry of the Environment, Peru - Gabriel Quijandría, Vice Minister for Strategic Development of Natural Resources

Uganda:

National Environment Management Authority - Monique Akullo

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About the project

The global PBAB project promotes promising methods and instruments for biodiversity-friendly production and commercialisation. It tests and enhances them and systematises the experience gained in a way that enables both private and public actors to use them. In India, the project addresses spice cultivation in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in southern India that is known for its great biodiversity. The PBAB project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) Read More

For more information contact: biodiv.india@giz.de

 
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