At the at the Biodiversity PreCOP 15 CBD High-level event hosted by Colombia, Representatives of three political coalitions endorsed by 116 countries - the “Leaders Pledge for Nature”, the “High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People” and the “Global Ocean Alliance” - have joined forces today at the high level PreCOP event hosted by the Government of Colombia. Together they reaffirm the urgency of reversing biodiversity loss by 2030 to address the interdependent crises of biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and climate change and achieve sustainable development. ...

Business for Nature (BfN) coalition welcomes the many improvements and specificities that have been included in draft 1 of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework recently published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in particular the recognition of the role of business in co-leading the transformation. Members of BfN also congratulate Parties for acknowledging the need to value and embed nature in all decision-making by mainstreaming nature in all sectors. They particularly welcome the target on the role of business as a first step in making businesses actors of positive change. However, these key elements still need to be strengthened, improved and refined. However, they remain concerned that the overall ambition and sense of urgency is not strong enough to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030, secure a nature-positive future and ensure that people can live in harmony with nature by 2050. ...

Investing in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) pays off, according to the results from a pilot project to study the benefits that Mediterranean marine reserves provide to economy and society, which has been promoted by Marilles Foundation and developed in collaboration with Ecoacsa, the Balearic Center for Applied Biology (CBBA) and the British company eftec. ...

On July 22 and 23, the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) organizes the summer course “The ESG strategy at the center of the energy transformation. A decisive decade”, coordinated by EDP Spain, in which experts from different disciplines will address for a day and a half critical topics such as climate neutrality and adaptation, decarbonization through the circular economy, the value of natural capital for business, innovation for transformation, and just transition and recovery funds....

From 30 November to 1 December, 2021 business leaders and policymakers will meet in November at the 2021 European Business and Nature Summit (EBNS) - a high-level political and technical forum - to capitalise on the growing awareness that businesses impact and depend on nature and the ecosystem services it provides. They will aim to mobilise the business community and strengthen the European "Business for Biodiversity movement" called upon by the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030....

On June 17 took place the webinar on “Green Finance” and its implementation in different sectors, in which a panel of experts offered their point of view on what does green finance mean within their respective business segment (investment, real state and environmental consulting working with companies from finance industry, energy, agri-food, water, etc.); what challenges the new challenges imposed by the green finance sector faces; what are the new opportunities related the sustainable finance sector; what green finance tools are available; and what actions and steps should be taken in order to promote and apply the green finance principles....

In the framework of Align project, at the beginning of June took place an open webinar on “Integrating biodiversity into natural capital”, where representatives from ASN Bank, BNP Paribas Asset Management and ING Group participated sharing their experience on how they are addressing risks related to natural capital in financial decisions. ...

On 10 June, the official global launch event for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) took place. The two TNFD Co-Chairs discussed their visions for the TNFD, alongside an extensive panel of senior speakers from AXA, BlackRock, Grupo Financiero Banorte, International Institute of Green Finance, Olam/World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and WWF....

Through a joint communication after the Summit held in Carbis Bay (Cornuelles, United Kingdom) from 11 to 13 June, 2021, members of G7 have published “Our Shared Agenda for Global Action to Build Back Better”, in which they recognise their support to the new Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)....

#TheRaceIsOn is a multi-stakeholder campaign that creates a ‘race to the top’, encouraging governments to turn commitments into urgent actions to secure a nature-positive world by 2030, in support of climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals. The launch of the campaign accompanies the news that leaders of Japan and the Republic of Korea have endorsed the Pledge, committing to integrated action on nature, climate and people. Pledge endorsers now represent 37.45% of global GDP and over 2 billion people, signifying a groundswell of action to tackle the twin crises of climate and biodiversity loss....