Halting and reversing the ongoing loss and degradation of nature and its biodiversity are amongst the greatest challenges of our time. The current state of play is deeply worrying. The drivers of habitat destruction and biodiversity loss continue and we are not yet able to deploy capital into nature recovery at the scale or pace required, whether at global, national or subnational levels. Nor are we able to properly measure and manage nature-related risks in economic and financial decision-making. This needs to change incredibly quickly.
This session, organised in partnership with the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery at Oxford, will focus on what we should be testing and scaling to shift capital flows. We will explore what needs to happen to create a global financial architecture able to fund and finance nature recovery, how financial regulation and supervision could drive transformations in financial practice, and innovations in measuring nature-related financial risks.