Australia will host the first Global Nature Positive Summit at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 8-10 October 2024.
Nature protection and repair is an immense job. Government funding has an important role to play. But the scale of the challenge means that governments can’t do the job alone. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework sets a target of US$200 billion funding per year to spend on nature repair by 2030.
The 2021 State of the Environment Report found a need for a significant investment in conservation and restoration to reverse the decline in Australia’s natural environment. This task will take collective action, across government, individual landholders and voluntary private sector investment.
That is why Australia will host the first Global Nature Positive Summit. It aims to boost private sector investment to protect and repair our environment.
The Summit brings together domestic and international delegates including:
- environment and climate ministers
- corporate and business leaders
- environment groups
- First Nations peoples
- scientists and academics
- community leaders.
The world relies on nature. When nature thrives, people and economies thrive too. But nature across the globe is under threat from human activities and climate change. We are losing biodiversity and species at an alarming rate.
We must find ways to not only halt this loss, but repair and regenerate nature.
The Summit will enable an ambitious global agenda. It will focus on solutions to the triple planetary crisis on:
- climate change
- biodiversity loss.
It will provide what nations need to attract investment, including:
- technical support
- ‘how to’ guidance for investors and project developers.
Nature Positive prioritises the environment in all decision making and actions. This improves nature’s circumstances by reducing negative pressures. It supports the regeneration and repair of nature and considers the interlinked value of species and ecosystems.
Nature Positive challenges us to shift our mindset and put nature first.
At the Summit the best environmental and financial minds from every continent will showcase successful conservation and restoration activities. There will be guidelines on how these examples can be used to unlock new investment streams. The Summit will highlight the importance of clear and consistent policy settings. This aims to provide businesses the ability to invest in nature positive projects with confidence, and to be able to measure the value of these investments transparently and robustly.
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