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Event Date Tue Aug 31 +08 (21 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Aug 31 4:00am - Tue Aug 31 5:30am
Location Virtual
Region APAC

The UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that humans are drawing down stocks of natural capital faster than it can renew itself. This continued trajectory without allowing for nature to recover and without corresponding investment in human and produced capital, poses a significant challenge to achieving poverty reduction and sustainable development objectives.

The urgent need to improve natural capital accounting and scale-up finance for nature has been reflected in a rapid increase in financial support focused on accounting for natural capital – from compensating with biodiversity offsets, developing natural infrastructure to investing in nature-based solutions. Not least the recent Taskforce for Nature Financial Disclosures (TNFD) as a market-led consortium to provide the global financial body with better tools to account for nature-negative outcomes.

Are these mechanisms truly helping to enhance biodiversity protection? How can we strengthen the case for the accounting of natural capital to be eventually recognised as a working standard that holds itself up to the financial community? What unique role does the Asian region play to further the business case for nature-based solutions?

We aim to to discuss challenges faced in the practice of natural capital accounting, explore how Asia can play a key role in scaling up nature-based solutions, and more.

This event is specially organised by Eco-Business, in partnership with the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific (RECAP) of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).


2021 Speakers

Gillian Parker
Assistant Editor, Eco-Business

Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim
Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Dr. Christian Hübner
Director of the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

Dr Kim Schumacher
Lecturer in Sustainable Finance & ESG, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Dr Adrian Fenton
Vice President - Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore

Martine van Weelden
TEEBAgriFood Senior Manager, Capitals Coalition

Junice Yeo
Executive Director, Eco-Business

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

• Climate Action
• Partnerships for the Goals