With major climate and biodiversity events and conferences seemingly piled on top of each other at this time of year, it can be difficult to make out just what exactly has been discussed and promised. But amid all of this activity there is one message that continues to grow stronger: conservation finance and nature-based solutions are one of the best ways we have to tackle the climate and the biodiversity crisis all at once.
This was one of the main takeaways from the World Conservation Congress in September, with a new Climate Change Commission tasked with finding joint solutions to these two crises. This was followed by the Kunming Declaration coming out of CBD COP15 this month with more than 100 countries pledging to prioritize habitat protection, and there are sure to be further announcements to come at COP26 which highlight the importance of conservation to help reach global climate goals.
In the midst of this fervor of activity, CPIC and its partners are well positioned to help guide and promote conservation finance at a time when working together with nature has never been more important. And as the recent CPIC Conservation Finance Report shows, investing in nature can provide returns not only for global climate and biodiversity goals, but also for investors themselves. Our first major report with fresh insights on the state of conservation finance marks an important milestone as our coalition – and our impact – continue to grow.
And for those who want to be even more involved and have an even greater impact, we are excited to announce that we are opening a call for nominations for additional steering committee members, so we encourage you to get in touch and contribute your efforts to our work!
Read the full round-up of updates in the CPIC News Pulse for October 2021.