Held last month in Marseille and online, the IUCN World Conservation Congress drew significant political attention to the biodiversity crisis. 28 resolutions were adopted on conservation and sustainable development issues that will inform the upcoming UNFCCC and CBD COPs, for example through contributions to the upcoming post-2020 global biodiversity framework. One of those resolutions is the creation of a new Climate Change Commission within IUCN, with the aim to promote integrated solutions on linkages between climate and biodiversity.
The Congress also proved that finance – and especially private finance – is well and truly on the conservation agenda. The Conservation Finance Alliance documented well over 100 sessions focusing on public and private conservation finance. CPIC and its members participated in several of those events, including on biodiversity offsets, blended finance and impact metrics and the future of finance for nature. You can now watch all the sessions organized by the CFA on their website.
A more detailed summary of the WCC is available here.
List of events (co)hosted or attended by CPIC:
- CPIC semi-annual members meeting | September 3
- Biodiversity Offset Financing | September 4
- Innovative Mechanisms for Financing Biodiversity | September 5
- How to Design an Impactful Conservation Enterprise (That Makes Money) | September 5
- Blended Finance for Conservation through the Nature+ Accelerator Fund / Impact Metrics | September 6
- Finance for Nature Networking Event | September 6
- The Future of Finance for Nature | September 7
- Green Finance | September 7
- Conservation Action Café 2030 – When Economic and Finance Systems are in Service of Nature | September 7