Virtual workshop on the Future of Nature and Business

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Virtual workshop on the Future of Nature and Business

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UNEP-WCMC and the World Economic Forum are very pleased to invite you to a multi-stakeholder virtual workshop on the Future of Nature and Business. The workshop will be held on a Zoom video-conference on 31 March 2020, from 15:00-17:00 CET.

The landmark IPBES Global Assessment Report highlighted the scale of continued biodiversity loss and contributed to transforming the focus from minimising impact on biodiversity to managing increasing risks from the decline in natural capital on which our socioeconomic systems depend. It confirmed that a focus on addressing the drivers of biodiversity loss and creating better biodiversity outcomes is required if we are to achieve the SDGs and global sustainability.

The World Economic Forum is mobilizing its multi-stakeholder community including a large group of senior business leaders to support the biodiversity agenda, building momentum for the adoption of an ambitious and meaningful global biodiversity framework in Kunming in October 2020.

Following the launch of the first report of the New Nature Economy series, Nature Risk Rising, which highlighted why nature-related risks matter for business, the Forum is now working on the second report, Future of Nature and Business. This report aims to identify the set of priority socioeconomic systems for transformation for a nature-positive economy. This virtual workshop is a key milestone to gather specific input for the report.

Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Champions for Nature community, alongside other key note speakers will join us to kick-off the session to set the discussion in the context of preparations for the biodiversity and climate conferences in Kunming and Glasgow later this year. In addition, we will also have Emily McKenzie, the Head of Economics, Analysis and Policy of the Dasgupta Review on Economics of Biodiversity at the HM Treasury, who will join us to present the interim findings of their Review.

We look forward to your participation in our virtual workshop. Please register for the event.

Corli Pretorius

UNEP-WCMC

Akanksha Khatri

World Economic Forum

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