Finance Montreal and EY: A Climate Nature Nexus: Finance and the Nature-based Transition
13 December, 15.30-17.00, Le Westin
Given the interconnectedness between climate and the biosphere, there is an opportunity to tackle the two crises -climate change and nature loss- together, yet the responses to these two challenges are often implemented in isolation. Awareness of biodiversity values and climate as an accelerator of nature degradation is not currently adequately accounted for or reflected in market externalities.
As net zero and climate adaptation strategies are developed, preservation and effective use of nature needs to be at the heart of the solution. An ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework, one that effectively links the two global challenges, can play a role in scaling private finance to address both climate and biodiversity.
Join us for a panel discussion to explore the role of private finance —and disclosure — in a nature-based transition.
Tony O’Sullivan, Founder and Chair, Pollination & Chair, SMI NCIA
Jingdong Hua, Vice-Chair, ISSB
Dr. Rebecca Heaton, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Lloyds Banking Group
Anne Dekker, Vice President, Environment, BHP
David Craig, Co-Chair, TNFD
Pollination Foundation: Donors Dinner
13 December, 18.30-21.30, Osco!
Join us as we bring together values aligned donors and partner organisations to reflect on what we are hearing at COP 15 over dinner.
Hosted by Mel Macleod, BHPF with Amazon Business Alliance
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CBD/UN: Developing nature-positive pathways to align financial flows – building on synergies with net zero pathways
14 December, 15.30-16.30, Room 210A in Blue Zone
A discussion between financial institutions and organizations active in the space of sustainability in finance, on how to use the 2050 vision and goals, and 2030 targets of the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, to define pathways for organizations to contribute to reversing biodiversity loss and achieve a common vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050. This session will explore synergies between climate action and nature action, and reflect upon how experience from “net zero” climate pathways may provide a basis for developing “nature positive” pathways for mainstreaming of biodiversity, financial flows alignment, and resources mobilization.
Joy Williams, Executive Director, North America, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
Valérie-Noëlle Kodjo Diop, Director, Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development, West African Development Bank
Elizabeth Littlefield, Pollination Senior Advisor
Mourad Wahba, UNDP Special Advisor to the Administrator and Officer in Charge of the United Nations’ Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)