Webinar Series : Infrastructure and nature

The Infrastructure and Nature Pavilion will be convened at the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress by a coalition of more than 20 organizations, including IENE. Engaging the business, finance, and conservation communities, the Pavilion will showcase how we can deliver new and necessary infrastructure while restoring biodiversity, building resilience, and creating a just and carbon-neutral future. To set the stage for the Congress, the Infrastructure and Nature coalition invites you to join a series of discussions with leading private and public sector actors on the financing, planning, and development of sustainable infrastructure where we will explore solutions for reducing risks and generating incentives for building nature into future infrastructure business models.

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How to Deal with Biodiversity-Related Financial Risks in Infrastructure October 29 8am EDT
Investments The lack of consideration of biodiversity risks within lending and investment decisions for infrastructure exposes financial institutions to material financial risks. This session will explore practical ways forward on how to identify, measure, and manage biodiversity-related financial risks in the infrastructure sector.

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Previous sessions :

Swimming Upstream? Enabling Sustainable Infrastructure
October 15 8am EDT
Are current planning approaches and policy incentives enough to meet multiple crises head on? This session will highlight case studies where innovative tools and practices from the public and private sectors are helping governments create land use plans and infrastructure development portfolios that better balance trade-offs in climate risk management, biodiversity conservation, and equitable economic development.

Setting the Scene: Converging Crises and Sustainable Infrastructure in a COVID-19 (click to watch the video)
1 october 8am EDT
World Private and public sector panelists will set the stage for the webinar series, discussing barriers and opportunities for the private sector to catalyze sustainable investments that address the multiple crises we face today, from global biodiversity loss to climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic.