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Biodiversity Finance

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Biodiversity finance accelerates the integration of biodiversity risks and opportunities through nature-positive investments into financial decision-making.

*updated on April 26, 2022 to correct an error of overstating China’s debt suspension in 2020. Key findings The debt burden of the world’s low-income countries rose 12% to a record US$860 billion in 2020;About 60% of low-income countries are at high risk or already in debt distress, up from…

On January 6, 2022, China’s Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE) together with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the new “Guidelines for Ecological Environmental Protection of Foreign Investment Cooperation and Construction Projects”. The Guidelines were published just 6 months after the July 2021 “Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment…

Part I of the COP-15 UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China between 11-24 October in 2021. The Kunming Conference is known as the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It also comprises the 10th Meeting…

On September 1st 2021, the Green Finance & Development Center at FISF Fudan University Shanghai, the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London and IIGF at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing co-organized a high-level panel on biodiversity finance as part of the 4th annual conference…

On October 19, 2021, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China together with the General Office of the State Council issued the “Opinions on further Strengthening the Protection of Biodiversity”. As a document issued by both the General Office of the Central Committee -…

On June 17th, the Biodiversity Finance Initiative Project (UNDP BIOFIN), together with expert from international private and academic organizations organised a workshop to discuss pathways to improve the effectiveness of financial resources allocation for biodiversity conservation. Among the speakers were : Dr. Ma Chaode Programme Director of the Sustainable Development…

On June 23, 2021, during a virtual conference, political leaders of 29 partner countries of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) launched the Initiative for Belt and Road Partnership on Green Development (“BRI Green Partnership”). Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister WANG Yi presided over the conference during the Asia and…

On June 8, UK Mission to the European Union hosted a panel discussion on mobilizing finance and resources to protect biodiversity in preparation for the upcoming Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP15). The panel included: William Macfarlane, Director of Economics and Finance, UKMis BrusselsLaura-Louise O’Reilly, Head of Environment, UKMis BrusselsDr.…

Monday 30th of March, the IIGF Green BRI Center in collaboration with Oxford University Silk Road Society Think Tank presented their work on the policy report “ The Central Asian Way : social and environmental sustainability in the BRI”. The policy report, launched on Wednesday 31st of March, aimed to…

On 12th of March, the IIGF Green BRI Center was invited to participate in a workshop hosted by John McKinnon concerning biodiversity governance in China. The workshop explored ideas to address issues of improving engagement between China and international initiatives. The workshop was opened by Ma Keping, who highlighted the…