Against the backdrop of a volatile world, humanity is facing a triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, impacting millions of people today, especially the most vulnerable, as well as future generations.
While the financial sector is stepping up to the biodiversity challenge, voluntary action is not enough. The Biodiversity Conference to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) provides a unique chance to get a policy mandate in which the financial sector must align its activities to biodiversity goals.
This week PeaceNexus has joined over 150 financial institutions, representing over $24tn in assets under management, in calling on world leaders to adopt an ambitious post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15. Coordinated by the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, the Statement calls on governments worldwide to adopt a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for economic actors, including financial institutions, to take action to halt and reverse nature loss.
As signatory, PeaceNexus has also committed to contributing to the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems through your financing activities and investments.
Learn more and sign the statement here.