Last year marked the launch of the World Biodiversity Summit. In its inaugural year, the event successfully addressed the potential for science-based targets, ecosystem services, updated economic models and public-private partnerships to mitigate ecosystem degradation. The event was hosted during Climate Week NYC and on the sidelines of both the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow and the initial COP15 negotiations in Kunming.
Measurable targets and commitments were established, determining best practices for innovation and collaboration and creating public-private partnerships that will strengthen initiatives to prevent the ongoing destruction of biodiversity, therefore contributing to a healthy planet.
World Biodiversity Summit empowered public-private collaborations, convening the business and environmental sectors to create and strengthen solutions to the biodiversity crisis together. The ensuing goal was and remains to mainstream these solutions in business and national policy development.