December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016

Greening Finance, Financing Green: Bridging the Gap

Side Events at UNCBD COP 13 Cancun

Trillions of dollars are available in funds to stop deforestation, reverse degradation, and integrate agriculture in the landscape. But these are underspent due to a mismatch between the world of finance and the one of biodiversity. At the same time, innovative solutions are being developed in a diverse range of projects around the world today. What do they teach us about bridging the gap and making the match?

Listen to audio of part 2 of the event, Financing Green

A two-part event bridging two worlds

Speakers from the financial world will discuss innovations in finance and how they fit in with biodiversity and speakers from the biodiversity world discuss bankable biodiversity models, ecoagriculture and natural capital accounting. Cases from the Netherlands and Colombia illustrate these innovations. Interactive discussions with the audience will enrich the programme.

“The sessions have helped me to understand how much private funding potentially is available for biodiversity programming and how landscape approaches and Natural Capital Accounting can be used to mobilize it.”
– Ideal participant reaction

This event is part of the Business for Sustainable Landscapes Challenge project.

Greening Finance

Dec. 7 - 6:15pm

Sunrise Building, second floor - Asia and the Pacific Regional Group Meeting Room

Speakers:

  • Ms. Caroline van Leenders, Senior Process Manager, Sustainable Transitions, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • Mr. Matt Walpole, 
Director of Partnerships and Development, 
UNEP-WCMC
  • Mr. Arthur Eijs, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Netherlands
  • Mr. Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy
  • Sara J. Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners and Chair, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative

Financing Green

Dec. 8 - 1:15pm

Sunrise Building, second floor - IGO’s Meeting Room

Speakers:

  • Mr. Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy
  • Sara J. Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners and Chair, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative
  • Mr. Arthur Eijs, Policy Advisor for Natural Resources, Ministry for Infrastructure & Environment, The Netherlands