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

Programme of Events

Finance for Nature in Nature
COP26 Events

Download our Finance for Nature in Nature Concept Note

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

  • Deforestation-free finance, Trase, Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund and NatureMetrics Hub: An exhibition and live consultancy
  • TNFD in Practice – A presentation and round table discussion looking at how nature-related disclosures could work for financial institutions financing soy supply chains.
  • Investing at scale: aligning value chains locally – with Nestlé UK
  • Financing Nature Investment Hackathon – Success Factors for Blended Finance: Applying the OECD’s 5 Principles (in association with Riverwoods) – de-risking investment to deliver at scale.

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

  • Interviews with: Willie Watt – Chair of SNIB & Julian Matthews – CEO & Founder of The Real Wild Estates Company/L’Oréal Nature Regeneration Fund, and with Jeremy Leggett – Highlands Rewilding/Bunloit
  • Meeting Pace and Scale: Making Nature Markets work for all – Panel discussion led by UK Initiative for Financing Nature Recovery.
  • Peatland Code and private finance seminar.
  • Reflecting on progress in Scotland, and opportunities for UK and international collaboration.
  • Workshop: Vacant & Derelict Land – an exciting, ambitious initiative, developed 2020/1 to create a selection of brownfield sites for investment
  • Scottish Government presentation and Video Showcase on green financing initiatives from Scotland throughout the day.

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.

Download our Finance for Nature in Nature Concept Note

Contact events[at]globalethicalfinance.org to register your interest

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