Finance for Biodiversity at the pre-COP15 meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Geneva

11 March 2022 – The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation and its members will take part in the 3rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG3) to contribute to the negotiations on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), in Geneva from the 14th to the 19th of March, in preparation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15.

As an official CBD observer, the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation can participate in the negotiation process of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and will be represented by the co-chair and a member of our Public Policy Advocacy working group, Sonya Likhtman (Federated Hermes Limited) and Suresh Weerasinghe (Aviva).


Focus on financial sector negotiation topics
During the OEWG3 meetings, we will make key recommendations on the GBF, focusing on Goal D and Target 14, in order to align private and public financial flows and increase the private financial sector’s participation in resource mobilisation.

Our interventions during the meetings will be built on the recent position paper “Aligning financial flows with biodiversity goals and targets”.


Side events by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation
The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation will also organise two side events focusing on financial sector mobilisation, co-organised with UNEP FI, the French Development Bank – AFD and the Swiss Government:

  • 16 March – ‘Finance and Biodiversity networking breakfast’ meeting at 8am @Impact Hub – Register here (in-person only)
  • 16 March – Lunch side event ‘Aligning financial flows to generate more resources for nature’ at 1pm @Deloitte Business Center – Register here (in-person and online)

During the lunch side event, we will also announce the new signatory financial institutions of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge.


Our statements and interventions