event 06 jul. 2021 time 15:00 CEST

Webinar // Closing the Financing Gap: Investing in Natural Capital to Achieve the SDGs

This webinar organized by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership will launch a new report detailing the global investment gap in nature of over $750 billion per year for achieving related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Experts will share their knowledge on the solutions to plugging the natural capital investment gap. A panel discussion will focus on the financing opportunities for enhancing the ecosystem services that nature provides during this strained time of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green Growth Webinar

July 6 | 3:00 PM CEST

About the event

According to the latest research to be launched in July, the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) estimate that over $750 billion per year in additional global investment in nature is needed to achieve related SDGs by 2030. Policymakers and the private sector will decide whether we prove capable of plugging this gap in the next 10 years.

In this #GGKPwebinar, you will hear from experts on the solutions to plugging the natural capital investment gap. They will explore how governments and the private sector can value the risks and identify the financing opportunities for enhancing natural capital and building sustainable economic growth, particularly during this strained time of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following questions will be discussed in the panel:

  • What are the investment needs to achieving the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • From where will investments in natural capital come from to plug the gap?
  • How will natural capital investment ensure long-term economic sustainability and resiliency?


Janez Potočnik,

and Simon Zadek, Chair of Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) and Director of Migrant Nation.

A recording will be available on the following page directly after the session: https://ggkp.org/NATCAPGAP

About GGKP

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global community of organizations and experts dedicated to providing the policy, business and finance communities with knowledge, data, guidance and tools to transition to an inclusive green economy through the policy-focused Green Growth Knowledge Platform, Green Industry Platform and Green Finance Platform. The GGKP is led by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and World Bank Group.


You can register here for the webinar.

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