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Decisions XIII/20 and XII/3 on resource mobilization Completion of financial reporting frameworks by 1 September 2018

Reference: SCBD/MCO/AF/ML/GD/87532 (2018-065)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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LIFE Programme: Member States to benefit from quarter of a billion euros of investments in environment, nature and climate action

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life in Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future.

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EU renews territory funding for climate and biodiversity plans

The European Union has renewed its commitment to Pacific climate and biodiversity programmes in its overseas territories, signing an agreement for $US41 million in funding over four years.

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European Union commits €300 million for clean, healthy and safe oceans

The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans. The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more ...


Submission of sixth national reports and information on financial reporting frameworks

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/LC/MC/86437/87532 (2019-003)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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World Economic Forum 2019

22 - 25 January 2019, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

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National Biodiversity Economy Strategy: opportunities for innovation and investment

In October 2018 the draft National Biodiversity Framework (NBF) was published for public comment. The NBF is a requirement under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (10/2004). Considering that South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world, the government, as ...

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Thematic workshop on resource mobilization for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 14-16 January 2020 -Germany

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/88355 (2019-085)
To: CBD National Focal Points; Resource Mobilization Focal Points; relevant organizations and initiatives, stakeholders and indigenous peoples and local communities

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Call for evidence on Resource Mobilization

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/88367 (2019-086)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Resource Mobilization National Focal Points, Secretariats of relevant multilateral environmental agreements, relevant public and private stakeholder initiatives, indigenous peoples and local communities representatives

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Global network of financial centres plan huge growth in sustainable finance and launches regional programme for Africa

Geneva, 10 October 2019 – Maintaining the momentum of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit last month, a global network of 30 financial centres – accounting for $61.3 trillion in equity market capitalization and representing 80 percent of global equity markets – today agreed to mainstream gree ...


Decision 14/22: Resource Mobilization - Reminder: Completion of financial reporting frameworks

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/88357 (2019-097)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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Decision 14/22 Resource mobilization - Composition of the Panel of Experts

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/88440 (2019-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points; Resource Mobilization Focal Points; Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, relevant organizations and initiatives, stakeholders and indigenous peoples and local communities

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World Bank says Indonesia forest fires cost $5.2 bln in economic losses

The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least $5.2 billion, equal to 0.5% of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report on Wednesday.

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Responsible finance: A call to action for nature’s ‘super year’

There is finally an opportunity to integrate nature within financial decision making in the year ahead. How can we ensure it’s doesn’t become a lost opportunity?

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Fund plant conservation to solve biodiversity crisis

In their Letter “Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding” (20 September 2019, p. 1256), J. Malcom et al. called on the U.S. Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity. We agree that such funding is critically important, but we were disappointed that their discussi ...

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Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

While experts say Poland could become key for the EU’s bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of the country’s forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports.

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Nature losses threaten emerging economies

More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

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The biodiversity crisis can’t be solved by the market

If 2019 was the year that climate finance went mainstream, 2020 promises to finally give nature a seat at the green finance table.Massive biodiversity loss was flagged as one of the top five global threats at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, where businesses were called upon to start d ...

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UN meet in Gandhinagar: Countries divided over proposal to deny voting rights over financial contribution

The 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals will conclude on February 22. (Express photo) Developing countries strongly opposed a proposal from the secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals ...

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From summits to stimulus: Nature-based solutions can help

The world is holding its breath as we count the human cost of what will likely be the defining moment of this generation. Governments are quite rightly focusing on emergency response measures to slow the spread of the virus, save as many lives as possible and take whatever steps they can to reli ...

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‘Robust economy, financial system critical to reversing nature’s depletion’

To achieve the global nature conservation and biodiversity across African countries, Africa Executive Director for Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF), Alice Ruhweza has said the transformation of the world’s economic and financial systems remains critical to reversing nature’s depletion and achiev ...

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There can be no return to business-as-usual for the finance sector

As governments and health workers around the world battle to contain the spread of coronavirus, save lives and protect the vulnerable, there is already much debate about what form the economic recovery should take.

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Malta joins EU countries backing a green post-COVID-19 recovery

Malta is one of 17 EU member states that are backing calls to put the European Green Deal at the heart of a post-coronavirus recovery. Aaron Farrugia tweeted on Monday that he had joined other Environment Ministers in urging Europe to remember the challenges of climate change when designing long ...

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Dutch make 7.2 million euros available for nature protection

The Dutch government has made 7.2 million euros available for the protection of nature and the development of agriculture in the Caribbean Netherlands between 2020 and 2030. The money comes on top of 1.6 million euros already allocated to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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Decision 14/22: Resource Mobilization. Reminder: Completion of financial reporting frameworks

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/89043 (2020-056)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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Trial Phase of an Open-ended Forum for Review of Implementation (to be held online on 16 and 17 September 2020)

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/JC/88541 (2020-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points cc: ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, Resource Mobilization Focal Points

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"If We Cannot Find a Balance Between Nature and Economic Development, Humans Will Suffer the Most," a Financing Biodiversity Webinar Concludes

The African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) and the African Development Bank held the first joint webinar on 'Financing Biodiversity in Africa from All Sources' on 3 December. The webinar sought to explore how best to scale up finance for biodiversity from multipl ...

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Global Environment Facility approves over $78 million to support FAO-led projects

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling some $78.5 million dollars. The decision came during the 59th GEF Council Meeting and will ...

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World Bank Plans to Invest over $5 Billion in Drylands in Africa

he World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.

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Global Fund for Coral Reefs to catalyze private sector investment blue economy

The Fund will play a vital role in unlocking major private sector investment towards coral reef conservation and restoration in developing countries.

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Monaco and Germany pledge $10 million to save the world’s corals

On 28 January, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation pledged to support the conservation of coral reefs. Together, they will donate over 10 million dollars to the Global Fund for Corals (GFCR).

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Chhattisgarh and World Bank sign $100m deal to develop sustainable production systems

The Government of India, the Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank today signed a $100 million project to develop sustainable production systems that allow tribal households in remote areas of Chhattisgarh to practice round-the-year production of diversified and nutritious food. CHIRAAG ...

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Online Workshop: The financial sector and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 17 and 18 June 2021

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/OC/GD/89438 (2021-029)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Resource Mobilization National Focal Points, financial sector representatives, businesses, UN agencies, IGOs, NGOs and other relevant international stakeholders

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Nature: Throwing money at biodiversity schemes is ineffective

Rich countries "throwing money" at schemes designed to enhance biodiversity is ineffective, a report by charity Third World Network says. The report calls for "a profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further harm to the planet".


Reminder and Extension of Deadline: Completion of financial reporting frameworks - Decision 14/22: Resource Mobilization

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/ML/GD/89594 (2021-034)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization National Focal Points

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Updated UN-backed tool enables portfolio biodiversity analysis, action

A new tool has been launched that allows investors to explore the potential impact of their investment activities in agriculture and mining on biodiversity loss, in particular species extinction and the loss of “ecological integrity”.

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World needs USD 8.1 trillion investment in nature by 2050 to tackle triple planetary crisis

A total investment in nature of USD 8.1 trillion is required between now and 2050 - while annual investment should reach USD 536 billion annually by 2050 - in order to successfully tackle the interlinked climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the State of Finance for Na ...


Invitation to the Discussion Forum and Webinar on "The Strong Economic Case for Financing Biodiversity", 22 June 2021

Reference: SCBD/OES/DAIN/FD/89655 (2021-040)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant organizations and indigenous peoples and local communities

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New finance guide aims to mobilize financial institutions to positively engage with nature

Montreal, 30 June 2021 – The new Financial Sector Guide for the Convention on Biological Diversity aims to mobilise financial institutions to ensure a nature positive world, by fostering better understanding of nature’s importance for the financial sector, providing insight on the Convention on ...

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