The Value of Nature: Finance for Biodiversity | INTECOL 2022

The Value of Nature: Finance for Biodiversity | INTECOL 2022

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Club l'esprit de Genève | Centre International de Conférences Genève

17 Rue de Varembé

1202 Genève


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On the sidelines of INTECOL 2022, this session looks at private nature-finance approaches, including public incentives for private finance.

About this event

A total investment in nature of USD 8.1 trillion is required between now and 2050 – while annual investment should reach USD 536 billion annually by 2050 – to successfully tackle the interlinked climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the State of Finance for Nature report released in May 2021.

This session will involve key Geneva-based institutions, looking at private nature-finance approaches, including public incentives for private finance: bringing nature to the heart of financial decision-making, highlighting latest developments in placing financial value on biodiversity, and redirecting financial flows across the global economy towards nature-positive solutions.

Geneva: Global Hub for Environmental Governance

Environmental issues entered the international agenda in the early 1970s, but even prior to that, institutions based in the Geneva region have greatly contributed to develop the global environmental governance system. Since then, the Geneva region has hosted various historical meetings and negotiations, and welcomed new organizations focusing on environmental-related issues.

Today, the “Grand Genève” region, where many international organizations, forums, federations and non-governmental organizations have their headquarters, continues its role as an important center for international environmental policy.

More on the history of international Geneva as a Global Hub for Environmental Governance.

INTECOL 2022 in Geneva

The International Congress of Ecology 2022 (INTECOL 2022), organized by the University of Geneva will take place from 28 August to 2 September 2022 at the CICG Geneva – Geneva International Conference Center in Geneva, under the theme “Frontiers in Ecology: Science and Society”.

Geneva welcoming INTECOL 2022 is therefore an opportunity to link the INTECOL and Geneva international communities on topics that are at the center of the global environmental agenda.

More on INTECOL 2022.

Two hybrid networking sessions – Geneva Environment Networking Bars – open to Geneva communities are proposed in the margins of INTECOL 2022. These sessions are facilitated by the Geneva Environment Network (GEN), the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute. With the 8th edition of Alternatiba Leman taking place during the same week of INTECOL 2022, a special session will also focus on synergies with local and global climate action.


This event will take place in a hybrid format, both in-person and virtually. Online participation is open to all. Register on Webex.

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