Biodiversity Webinar Available for Streaming
On Friday, April 1, Mission Markets and Ecosystem Marketplace hosted an online webinar examining the global state of biodiversity finance and the challenge of developing mechanisms that fund preservation. It was followed by an expert panel on biodiversity markets and a Q+A session.
The entire event has now been archived and you can
Becca Madsen, Ecosystem Marketplace
Frank Vorhies, Earthmind
Ricardo Bayon, EKO Asset Management Partners
Mike Van Patten, Mission Markets
At the 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) held in Nagoya, Japan last November, 193 governments promised to halve biodiversity loss by 2020
. The IUCN estimates that $300 billion per year needs to be flowing to conservation by 2020 to meet this goal, but only around $37 billion
is being delivered—mostly from governments and multilateral organizations whose coffers are entering crisis mode now. Alternative sources of financing are needed, and SpeciesBanking.com showcases examples of policies and programs that drive private investments in biodiversity restoration and preservation. Listen to the webinar
to learn about the current state of biodiversity markets and what to expect in this realm going forward.
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