Tuesday 27 April 2021 2 - 3 pm UK time
9-10 am New York
F4B is hosting this event with The Paulson Institute in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, and the Institute of International Finance.
The COVID-19 pandemic should have been a predictable crisis and yet we are in danger of sleepwalking into another, caused by staggering biodiversity loss. With tropical forests in retreat and the extinction of species thought to be about 1,000 times the natural rate, nature’s ability to provide the goods and services on which we depend is being undermined, presenting enormous risks to prosperity.
As governments rebuild and invest in the wake of the pandemic-induced crisis, policymakers must learn to value nature, providing the right conditions and incentives to drive change. One important step is to value nature as we do traditional goods and services to create incentives to avoid biodiversity destruction, manage climate change and preserve lives and livelihoods. Harnessing the power of markets can protect our environment and prevent its rapid destruction.
The webinar will explore recommendations for how best to address this crisis.
Leading experts from finance, conservation, business, and policy sectors will share perspectives about this looming crisis and explore practical ways that nature—trees, bees and bats—can be considered as valuable financial assets.
This webinar is the first in a series of joint events, which will focus on the nexus between nature and financial markets. To register for the Zoom event, please do so here. All registered attendees will receive a unique link the day of the event, and you can join via either computer or phone. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 27.