Workshop: The Financial Sector and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework -- 17-18 June 2021

The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has the potential to promote transformative changes in global finance necessary to achieve the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”.

The workshop aims to facilitate a structured dialogue among experts from the financial community, as well as experts from Parties and stakeholders, on how the finance sector can most effectively contribute to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2050 vision and to identify priority actions needed for its implementation. 

The workshop is expected to help participants to:

  1. Build mutual understanding between the global financial sector – both private and public –and the CBD community, as a basis for stronger collaboration on the role of finance in the development and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and,
  2. Identify actions that could put the global financial sector (with governments and regulators) on track to contribute to the objectives of a robust and ambitious post-2020 framework and the commitments made by Parties within the framework.

The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The outputs of the workshop will inform the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. 

Details and Registration

The workshop will be held on 17 June 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST), and on 18 June 2021 from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. (EST). It will be conducted in English only. 

Interested participants, preferably with experience in financial matters and working on biodiversity finance-related issues, are invited to pre-register as soon as possible but no later than 7 May 2021.

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Please note that, with a view to fostering an interactive discussion, the number of participants is limited. In the case of a larger number of interested participants pre-registering, the Secretariat and the Co-chairs will take into account their expertise and experiences, while ensuring balanced geographical distribution and due regard to gender balance, when undertaking final registration. Participants will also be able to  livestream  the discussions on


More information:

Meeting documents


Mobilizing financial resources for biodiversity