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Advancing More, Better and Faster Financing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Financial Resources and Mechanism

Implementation of Article 20 and Article 21

Review of implementation of articles 20 and 21 of the Convention has been a standing item on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties. With continuing strategic planning for biodiversity at various levels, financing for biodiversity has become a theme of even more central importance in advancing the three objectives of the Convention. The Conference of the Parties succeeded in adopting several historic decisions, including Strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention 2008 and Memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Council of the Global Environment Facility 1996. Further deliberations on financial resources and the financial mechanism are organized around the conceptual frameworks outlined in the Strategy for Resource Mobilization and the Memorandum of Understanding, supported by Global Monitoring Report 2012: State of Financing for Biodiversity including indicators, status, trends and options and Global Monitoring Report 2010: Innovative Financing for Biodiversity.

Statement to the 47th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility, by Mr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary, 29 October 2014

COP-12 Events on Financial Resources

African Development Bank (AFDB)
Conserving Biodiversity at the African Development Bank (AFDB) (Thursday, 16 October 2014)

Belgium
Capacity Building and Mainstreaming of Biodiversity in Development Cooperation: The Case of Belgium (Monday, 13 October 2014; Royal Belgian Institute Natural Sciences (RBINS), Cebios and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative)

Belize
The financial sustainability of the protected areas system in Belize. Wilber Sabido, Ministry of Natural Resources Local Government and the Environment

Bhutan
‘Bhutan for Life’: “A Long Term Innovative and Sustainable Financing Solution to Conserve Bhutan’s Extensive Network of Protected Areas” (Monday, 13 October 2014; National Environment Commission)

Bolivia
Contribution of Collective Action to Biodiversity Conservation (Wednesday, 8 October 2014; Plurinational State of Bolivia)

Botswana
Ecosystem accounts and the link to BIOFIN in Botswana. Dineo D. Gaborekwe, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism

Brazil
Learning and Action: Enhancing Conservation Finance through Environmental Funds and South-South Collaboration (Monday, 13 October 2014; Brazilian Biodiversity Fund - FUNBIO on Behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds - REDLAC)
Life Certification - Pre-Eminent Biological Methodology for Businesses (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Life Institute)
Biodiversity and Business (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Movimento Empresarial Pela Biodiversidade - Brasil)
Funbio: A Strategic Mechanism in Pursuit of Financial Sustainability of Brazilian Protected Areas (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Funbio)
Amazon Protected Areas Program (ARPA): Past 10 Years, Future 25 Years – Financially Sound and Sustainable Protected Areas for the Biome on a Continent Wide Scale (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Ministry of the Environment of Brazil - MMA / Fundo Brasileiro Para A Biodiversidade – Funbio / World Wildlife Fund Network - WWF)

Canada
Experiences from Canada in Tracking and Reporting on CBD-related Resource Mobilization, by Scott Wilson, during WGRI5: public budgets of three-level governments $6.987 billion, business expenditure and user fees
Financing Canada's protected areas by Scott Wilson: $600 million annual budget and $118 million in revenues for Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites. Ontario moves from government funding towards a user-funded protected area system

China
Biodiversity Conservation in China: The National Progress for the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) (Monday, 13 October 2014; Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences)

Costa Rica
An “ex-ministerial duet” on mainstreaming, costing and innovative resource mobilisation for biodiversity in Costa Rica. Carlos Manuel Rodrigues, Conservation International and former Minister of Environment & Guillermo Zuñiga, BIOFIN Team Leader and former Minister of Finance

Ecuador
Mainstreaming biodiversity into public policy design and management in Ecuador. Sofia Panchi, Ministry of Environment

EU
Does Biodiversity Matter for Development? EU's Development Cooperation Launches its B4life Flagship Initiative (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, European Commission)

France
Meeting Sustainable Development Objectives: Opportunities and Limits to Biodiversity Offsets (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Caisse des Depots et des Consignations, Mission Economique de la Biodiversité)
Biodiversity-harmful subsidies in France: methodology, inventory and reform proposals. Guillaume Sainteny, President of the National Commission on Biodiversity-Harmful Subsidies

Germany
Values: Bringing Theory to Practice and Implementing the Ecosystem Service Approach: Inventory of Methods and Country Application to Assess, Value and Integrate Ecosystem Services into Decision Making (Monday, 6 October 2014; Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GMBH)
Strengthening Capacities to Combat Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (Monday, 13 October 2014; Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Traffic, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network)
International Cooperation and Exchange for Biodiversity Conservation: Dialogue Formats on ABS and TEEB (Friday, 17 October 2014; Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh)

Global
Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance: - Outcomes of the Quito II Dialogue on the Value of Biodiversity for Mainstreaming, Financial Mechanisms, and Safeguards (Monday, 6 October 2014)

Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Tuesday, 7 October 2014): Findings and Recommendations, by Carlos M. Rodriguez, Chair of the High Level Panel; Summary of the Regional Research, by Matt Rayment, ICF International, Consultant supporting High Level Panel

Creative Resource Mobilization for Biodiversity: Practical Experiences, Real Results (Thursday, 9 October 2014)
The Cost of Knowledge – Investments to Date in Authoritative Biodiversity Knowledge Products (Monday, 13 October 2014; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Birdlife International, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC))
Biodiversity Bright Spots: Sharing and Celebrating Effective and Replicable Examples of Successful Resource Mobilization and Leadership (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Rare, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC))
Biodiversity Mainstreaming – What Does Success Look Like? (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Birdlife International and the International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN))
Taking Business Efforts to Protect Biodiversity and Natural Capital – Tangible Examples for Business Action (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Biodiversity In Good Company' Initiative E. V.)
Biodiversity Bright Spots High Level Event: Celebrating Leadership in Resource Mobilization and Commitment to Action (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; The Nature Conservancy, Rare, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA))

IDDRI
Aichi Target 3 on Positive Incentives: Can Market-Based Instruments Make a Difference? (Thursday, 9 October 2014; Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI))

India
India Business & Biodiversity Initiative: Mainstreaming Sustainable Management of Biodiversity by Indian Businesses (Monday, 13 October 2014; CII-Itc Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC), Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, India Office)
TEEB India Initiative – Implementing Aichi Biodiversity Targets (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (Moef&Cc), Government Of India; Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh, India Office)

Japan
How Business Can Contribute to Recover Biodiversity and Ecosystems Within Cities. Sharing Experiences from Japan (Tuesday, 14 October 2014; Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity)

Mexico
Ecovalores Mexico: Mainstreaming Natural Protected Areas´ Ecosystem Services Within the Development Agenda (Tuesday, 7 October 2014; Mexico´s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas)

Mongolia
Reconciling mining and biodiversity conservation and related financing needs through landscape-scale impact mitigation in Mongolia. Andrew Deutz, Director of International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

Namibia
A biodiversity expenditure review using the BIOFIN assessment methodology in Namibia. Lawrie Harper-Simmonds, Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Netherlands
How Sectors Can Contribute to Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biodiversity (Thursday, 16 October 2014; Pbl Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
Insights from the 4th Global Biodiversity Outlook for monitoring, accounting and valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services. Marcel Kok, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

OECD
New OECD Work on Indicators to Monitor Progress on Aichi Target 3 (Incentives) and Target 20 (Resource Mobilization); Designing Effective Biodiversity Offsets; and Finance For Biodiversity (Monday, 13 October 2014; OECD)
An overview of Biodiversity Financing Mechanisms. Katia Karousakis, OECD & Yves de Soye, UNDP
OECD Rio Marker presentation, by Christina van Winkle and Anna Drutschinin, during WGRI5

Peru
How BIOFIN supports biodiversity conversation in Peru, by Luis Antonio Sánchez Perales, BIOFIN National Team Leader

Philippines
Ecosystem accounting in The Philippines. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform
Revolutionizing the International Trade System through Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform)

South Africa
Enhancing incentives and resource mobilisation for landscape protection in support of sustainable development in South Africa. Wilma Lutsch, Department of Environmental Affairs

Switzerland
Biodiversity Finance Reporting Methodologies: Experiences from Switzerland, by Gabriela Blatter, during WGRI5

Thailand
How Businesses Implement the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Green Farm, Green Development? (Thursday, 9 October 2014; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)

United Kingdom
Helping to Implement the Aichi Targets - The UK's Darwin Initiative (Monday, 6 October 2014; Defra)
Mobilizing Resources to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade (Friday, 10 October 2014; Defra)
Valuing the Deep: Marine Genetic Resources in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (Wednesday, 15 October 2014; Defra)
Rhino Impact Bonds: leveraging new upfront capital for conservation. Nigel Dudley, Zoological Society of London

UNDP
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN): global overview and first lessons, by Yves de Soye, UNDP. Pilot in 19 core countries (Oct 2014, 1 tbd). National budgets: $468,000 (17x) to $832,000

UNEP
TEEB for Agriculture & Food (Tuesday, 7 October 2014; UNEP TEEB)
Approaches to Identifying Business Potentials for Genetic Resources under ABS in Africa: Outcomes of a 6 Country ABS Capacity Building Project (SEN, CAM, RSA; MOZ, KEN, MAD) UNDER GEF 4 (Tuesday, 14 October 2014)

UN Statistics Division
The UN System of Environmental Economic Accounting and its implementation in pilot countries, by Ivo Havinga, UN Statistics Division: pilot countries include South Africa, Mauritius, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Mexico, Chile

UNU
Mobilizing Resources for Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Production Landscapes and Seascapes (Wednesday, 8 October 2014; United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability)

World Bank
The WAVES Partnership: processes and emerging results, by Valerie Hickey, The World Bank

WWF
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for the Arctic – Scoping Study (Thursday, 9 October 2014; WWF Global Arctic Programme)

COP-12 events on the financial mechanism
GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy: Supporting Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, 2011-2020 (Monday, 6 October 2014)
GEF Engagement with Indigenous Peoples (Tuesday, 7 October 2014)
The Fifth Overall Performance Study of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)(Tuesday, 7 October 2014)
Sustainable Financing of Protected Area Systems by the GEF (Wednesday, 8 October 2014)
GEF Support to Building Capacity for Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (Thursday, 9 October 2014)
Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Coral Reef and Associated Ecosystems (Friday, 10 October 2014)

WGRI-5 Panel Discussion: Success and Challenges in Tracking and Reporting on CBD-Related Resource Mobilization (Thursday, 19 June 2014)
Featuring:
Canada: Scott Wilson (Chair, Presentation)
India: Hem Pande
OECD: Christina van Winkle and Anna Drutschinin (Presentation)
Switzerland: Gabriela Blatter (Presentation)
Uganda: Sabino Meri Francis Ogwal

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme