The OECD is participating in COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. It is a key event for global biodiversity as it will seek the adoption of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The framework will provide a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of biodiversity for the next decade. Find out about our related OECD work on biodiversity and discover the various events we will be participating in on the ground.
Main OECD events
Friday 9 December
Aligning finance and economic incentives with biodiversity goals and targets 13:15-14:45 EST (Room: Jinsha-513B) This event, convened by the OECD, Australia, and UNDP BIOFIN, will highlight the importance and opportunities for aligning finance and economic incentives with biodiversity goals and targets. It will showcase data and insights from OECD and other organisations, and share good practices, challenges and lessons learned on aligning finance and economic incentives at a national and regional level. The event is directly relevant to draft targets 14, 15, 18 and 19. OECD participants: Edward Perry (speaker) and Katia Karousakis (moderator).
Exploring options for financing and investing in the gender-biodiversity nexus 13:15-14:45 EST (Room: 512F) This event will examine financing and investment options to facilitate the gender-responsive implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It will examine the current gender-biodiversity financing gap that needs to be addressed for the gender-responsive implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and explore options to address the gender-biodiversity financing gap. OECD participant: Dominique Blaquier (speaker)
Sunday 11 December
Biodiversity-related financial risks: Bridging the gap between central banks’ [supervisory] expectations and financial institutions’ realities 16:30-18:00 EST (Room: Place Quebec) This event, convened by LSE INSPIRE and the OECD, will discuss the implications of biodiversity loss for the financial system and the role that the financial sector can play to support the transition towards a nature-positive future. It aims to bridge the gap between central banks and supervisors’ expectations on reporting and disclosure of risks and constraints financial institutions may have in meeting these expectations and discuss avenues of moving forward despite these challenges. OECD participant: Jo Tyndall (speaker)
OECD at the Business and Biodiversity Forum Opening plenary | 09:00-10:30 EST (Palais des Congrès and Live Webcast) The session will include an intervention by the OECD on the role of private sector for the successful implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the ambition needed to scale up action and the role of government in creating an enabling environment. OECD participant: Jo Tyndall (speaker)
Plenary session on embedding biodiversity into business 11:10-13:00 EST (Palais des Congrès and Live Webcast) This panel will bring together high-level representatives from different sectors to share how they are taking action to integrate biodiversity into decision-making and how policies can help accelerate that change. The session will feature compelling examples of shifts in business and practices that are innovative, transformative, measurable, scalable, inclusive and critical in reversing biodiversity loss. OECD participant: Katia Karousakis (moderator)
Wednesday 14 December
OECD at the Finance and Biodiversity Day 17:00-18:00 EST (Room: 210A) The OECD will participate in the high-level panel session on "Transforming finance: A plan of action for successfully implementing the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework". OECD participant: Jo Tyndall (speaker)
Money where it matters: Prioritising locally-led action in the GBF and nature finance 18:15-19:45 EST (SIDS meeting room) This event will bring together representatives from indigenous people and local communities, governments, funders, researchers and non-government organisations to explore existing initiatives supporting locally-led action, what more is needed, and how to ensure locally-led action is at the heart of the Global Biodiversity Framework. OECD participant: Juan Casado-Asensio (speaker)