Aspiring to do for biodiversity what COP21 did for climate change with the launch of the landmark Paris Agreement, thousands of participants from around the world (virtually and in-person) convened this week for the first leg of COP15.
Originally scheduled for last October in Kunming, China, the biodiversity conference has been beset with delays due to Covid-19; and the second part of the summit is now due to take place from 25 April-8 May 2022.
It is in this second portion that the hotly-anticipated Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will be launched, outlining what will be needed to meet the 2050 objective of “living in harmony with nature”.
But at this week’s event, it was made clear that - just like with climate - the financial sector will play a key role in meeting the 2050 goal. And the message has not gone unheard by investors.
“The eyes of the world are focused on Glasgow, but many of us are watching a different COP just as cl…