One of the key themes for COP26, nature-based solutions are increasingly recognised by governments, business and civil society as having untapped potential to drive forward effective and cost-efficient climate action that enhances people’s lives around the world. From managing rainwater through green roofs and wetlands, to regenerative approaches to agriculture, to urban planning which prioritises green space, these types of solutions help to protect the environment, improve health and wellbeing, create jobs and increase food and water security, amongst other economic and social benefits. Many businesses are now seeing that nature-based solutions can help manage portfolios of land and infrastructure in a socially and environmentally positive way.

As governments around the world seek to invest in resilience to future shocks, some countries have demonstrated how nature can be a key element of a job-focused COVID-19 recovery strategy. Cities and local governments too, have opportunities to upgrade their infrastructure with nature and biodiversity at the core. Within this context how can business support nature-based solutions, whether through investment in restoration projects, job creation, or active supply chain management? What more can be done to scale and unlock the full effectiveness and efficiency gains of investing in nature?

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Event for: Directors/Heads of: Sustainability | Energy | Renewables | Environment | Innovation

Speakers

  • Carlos Nobre

    Earth System scientist
  • Atossa Soltani

    Director of Global Strategy, Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative
  • Eva Zabey

    Executive Director, Business for Nature
  • Tom Domen

    Global head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover

Round Tables

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  • During the Green Recovery Festival, our usual topical roundtables were replaced by hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.

Agenda

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  • 14:00 - 14:10
    Welcome and introductions
  • 14:10 - 14:45
    Moderated panel discussion with Carlos Nobre, Climate Scientist; Atossa Soltani, Director of Global Strategy, Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative; and Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business for Nature
  • 14:45 - 15:25
    Virtual breakout rooms: hackathon-style discussions on how to integrate solutions into business practices and make the Green Recovery a reality.
  • 15:25 - 15:30
    Breakout room summaries and closing remarks

Venue Details

All events during The Green Recovery Festival will be hosted online.

Who's Attending

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Guestlist to be confirmed.