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F4B NEWS & EVENTS

- JOBS -

Come and work with F4B: Project Manager

Tue Nov 17 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Project Manager to support in driving the Sovereign Debt Workstream

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- NEWS -

Speakers at the Finance in Common Summit reference F4B work on development finance

Mon Nov 16 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

At the 2020 Finance in Common Summit last week the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative's work on aligning development finance with biodiversity was highlighted. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biodiversity and Jorim Schraven. Director Strategy, FMO Bank all highlighted the importance of development banks stress testing their portfolios for impacts on nature.

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- REPORT -

World’s development banks endangering vulnerable ecosystems worth US$1.1 trillion/year

Mon Nov 09 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

LONDON, Nov. 9 (F4B) – Development finance institutions (DFIs) worldwide are endangering nature worth an estimated US$1.1 trillion annually, and more than a quarter of their total US$11.2 trillion loan book is highly dependent on vulnerable ecosystems, found a study by Finance for Biodiversity (F4B), published on Wednesday.

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- NEWS -

Reuters report on F4B work on DFI exposure to nature risk

Fri Nov 06 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Reuters reported F4B’s development bank work, stating that the world’s development finance institutions (DFIs) are exposed to potential nature-related losses across more than a quarter of their investments

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- UPDATE -

November Briefing

Wed Nov 04 2020 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

November update from F4B

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-REPORTS-

New Greenness of Stimulus Index Report: Nature’s role in preventing pandemics neglected in US$12.7 trillion stimulus

Thu Oct 29 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Latest Greenness of Stimulus Report Released

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-REPORTS-

F4B Releases White Paper: A Framework for Systemic Change

Tue Oct 20 2020 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

New White Paper from F4B sets out recommendations for systemic changes to bring the financial system into alignment with natures needs.

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- NEWS -

IMF uses Green Stimulus Methodology

Thu Oct 15 2020 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

F4B's Green Stimulus Index methodology which measures the greenness of country's fiscal response to the crisis, developed with Vivid Economics features in the IMF Fiscal Monitor this month

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-EVENT-

OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment 2020

Sun Oct 04 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

F4B at the OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment 2020

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- NEWS -

New “nature performance bond” to tackle twin sovereign debt and biodiversity crises

Wed Sep 30 2020 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Opportunity for creditors and developing countries to redefine new issuance and restructuring of existing sovereign debt around measurable nature and climate outcomes.

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- REPORTS -

G20 leaders take first steps to deliver a green economic recovery from COVID-19 lockdown

Wed Sep 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The European Union as a whole and Germany and France in particular have taken the first big steps among G20 leading economies towards a green stimulus, aligning COVID-19 recovery funds to restore jobs and livelihoods with measures to head off climate and biodiversity crises, according to a report published on Thursday by Vivid Economics and the Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) initiative.

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- NEWS -

The Case for a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Wed Sep 23 2020 10:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This report, written in collaboration between Global Canopy and Vivid Economics, outlines why tackling nature-related risks is an urgent priority for the finance sector, and how a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures can help.

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- EVENT -

Event: Financial Regulation

Wed Sep 16 2020 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative is hosting a convening to explore what role, if any, central banks and financial regulators should be taking with regards to biodiversity. While biodiversity is increasingly mentioned in regulatory conversations, there is still much uncertainty over what this means in practice, what impact it would have and whether it makes sense.

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- EVENT -

Event: Debt & Nature Convening

Fri Sep 11 2020 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) are convening key stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of financial instruments that aim to improve nature and climate-related outcomes in the context of a sovereign debt repayment crisis in developing economies.

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- REPORTS -

New release: Recapitalising Sovereign Debt

Wed Sep 09 2020 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This publication sets out an approach to link the cost of sovereign debt with success in protecting or enhancing a country’s valued, productive natural capital.

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- REPORTS -

Recapitalising Sovereign Debt

Tue Sep 08 2020 13:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

F4B have produced a new technical paper on the subject of Recapitalising Sovereign Debt.

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- REPORTS -

Green Stimulus Index

Thu Aug 20 2020 10:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The latest version of the Green Stimulus Index, produced in cooperation with F4B and Vivid Economics, has been released.

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