Toolbox for funding climate adaptation

A new online toolbox created by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations shows how climate adaptation can be funded. NextGreen contributed to the information sheets about finance options and constructions and combining policy goals.

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Financial tools workshop

On 14 October, the Green Circle ‘Green Healthy City’ partnership was launched. Its mission: to radically green some of the Netherlands’ largest cities. NextGreen facilitated a workshop about the financial tools that can be used for this.

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Amundi speaks at COP15

During the COP15 Biodiversity Summit, Jean-Jacques Barbéris of Amundi spoke on behalf of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation at the high-level plenary on 13 October. He invited the Global Biodiversity Framework to reflect the role of financial institutions. and to include appropriate regulatory measures.

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Engagement with companies

At a series of four virtual workshops on biodiversity ‘Engagement with companies’, members of the Finance@Biodiversity Community have been sharing experiences. The last workshop, held on 4 October, highlighted best practices by leading companies.

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Finance and biodiversity policy

The webinar on 28 September covered both EU- and UN-level policy developments on finance and biodiversity with guest speakers from the Convention on Biological Diversity, the EC DG FISMA and EFRAG.

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Lunch-talk finance and climate adaptation

The first online ‘lunch-talk’ on climate adaptation, which brought together financial institutions and governments, took place on 13 September. We discussed the practice behind the visual story: ‘Making the Netherlands more climate robust – what role do financial institutions play?’

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20 new signatories to the Pledge

Photo credits: Manu San Felix / National Geographic

We welcomed 20 new signatories during the high-level opening event of the Nature for Life Hub, a side event at the UN General Assembly. The group of signatories has now grown to 75, representing over €12 trillion in assets under management and 17 different countries.

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FfB Observer Member at CBD

The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation (FfB), which has over 30 active members across the finance sector, has become an official observer member of the meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This means that we can now attend meetings of the CBD and contribute to the negotiations.

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CBD launches engagement guide for financial institutions

A new guide explains how financial institutions can engage with the CBD COP15 process and push for an ambitious Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, founded by NextGreen and de Horde Advies, contributed to the guide together with other partners.

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‘Policy Mixer’ for climate adaptation

Picture: Sjon Heijenga

The decision support working group within the Alliance for Financial Incentives created a framework for developing a mix of financial incentives and other policy instruments for climate change adaptation. After two years of pilots and collaboration on financial incentives for adaptation, the partners closed the Alliance Financial Incentives during the partner meeting on June 8th. All three working groups were featured. The decision support working group, which NextGreen facilitates together with Stroom en Onderstroom, presented her final product: the ‘Policy Mixer’.

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