Finance for Nature

Finance for Nature in Nature

Increasing the likelihood of successful adoption of ‘The Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ at COP15

Alongside the need to protect nature for its own sake, nature-based solutions to climate change have huge potential to prevent temperature rises. However, investments which harm nature are currently outfunded 100:1 compared to those which protect nature.

Building on an existing programme of collaboration between UNDP and the Scottish Government, our COP26 Finance for Nature in Nature Hub will be based at Ross Priory, on the banks of the stunning Loch Lomond, situated close to Glasgow city centre.

Topics include:

  • Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosure
  • Aligned Accountability
  • Deforestation-free finance
  • Investing in nature
  • Nature based solutions
  • Scotland’s natural economy

To help mainstream and mobilise finance for nature from public and private sources the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, Global Canopy, Nature for Climate and UNDP, delivered a hybrid ‘Finance for Nature’ programme during COP26.


The programme brought together, in-person and virtually, leading global experts working to enable transformative change towards a nature positive economy along with senior figures from the finance sector to help build nature positive economies and societies. It featured a series of practical sessions to highlight specific opportunities, understand barriers, create solutions; and foster future collaboration between nature and the global ethical finance community.

Updates on Finance for Nature after COP26

Look back at our Pogramme of Events

Finance for Nature in Nature

Look back at photos of the events

Watch our sessions via

Thursday 4th November – In partnership with Global Canopy, TNFD, Scottish Government and Nature4Climate

Friday 5th November – Scottish Government and Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

OTHER EVENTS – Thursday 4th November – in association with Art of Forest

  • Accelerating Ecosystem Restoration: Finance, Collaboration & Capacity Building – How to accelerate combined efforts through financing, carbon markets evolution and partnership

100 Days to COP | Finance for Nature | Allan Watt

Watch GEFI’s Senior Advisor Allan Watt introduce our Finance for Nature workstream as part of our 100 Days to COP campaign.


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