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WEBINAR SERIES | From Agreement to Action The key role of subnational and local governments in the Global Biodiversity Framework implementation  

To keep the momentum going of subnational governments and cities’ achievements leading up to and during UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15, ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center and partners United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN), European Committee of the Regions (CoR), and Regions4 kindly encourages participation to attend the webinar series titled “From agreement to action: the key role of subnational and local governments in the Global Biodiversity Framework implementation”

The series comprises 5 thematic sessions linking the Kunming-Montréal GBF Decisions with actions subnational governments and cities can take to meet these goals. Each online session will include inspiring and informative presentations and panel discussions from experts and political leaders. The webinars allow sharing tools, resources and/or best practices.

7 September 2023, 17:00 CET – Scaling-up finance for biodiversity and the key role of cities and regions

Investments in nature-based solutions (NBS), ecosystem restoration and ecosystem-based adaptation needs to triple by 2030 and increase four-fold by 2050 if we are to adequately address current societal challenges and biodiversity loss. Currently, 85% of all financing for nature comes from governments, while private capital accounts for 14%. Private & development finance will be key to plug this gap.

This panel discussion, involving high level speakers from the finance, business and public sectors, focuses on showcasing opportunities and initiatives for increasing investment in, and funding for, biodiversity action at local and subnational level, including instruments and mechanisms such as grants, bonds, and blended finance mechanisms.

Organizer: ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre, with support of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Regions4.

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Contact Person: Laura Louw
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