Monday 20 june 2022
Today, we launch the first episode of our brand new Mobilising more for climate podcast. Our goal is to bring powerful voices and stories from the frontline of nature conservation into the world of finance.
Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Through their activities financial institutions have an impact on nature. They can finance restoration and protection of nature via a number of financial vehicles, and in this way help close the global biodiversity funding gap by developing innovative deals such as debt for nature swaps. That is why the brand-new Mobilising more for climate podcast will discuss examples of conservation finance and nature-based solutions in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.
In each episode, we examine the importance of investing in local projects with a return on nature, people and climate. Through stories from the forefront of nature & climate finance, we will discuss how new and existing investments can help close the biodiversity funding gap.
First episode of the podcast
In the first episode of the podcast series, we set the scene and lay the groundwork for the rest of the series. Our host, Romie Goedicke, is joined by three experts:
- John Tobin – Professor of Practice of Corporate Sustainability at Cornell University.
- Margaret Kuhlow- Global Finance Practice Leader at WWF.
- Andrew Mitchell – Vice Chair of the Stewardship Council of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) and founder Equilibrium Futures.
The Mobilising More for Climate programme
The podcast series is part of the Green Finance Academy of the Mobilising More for Climate programme; a five-year programme implemented by IUCN NL, WWF NL and Tropenbos International, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to bring together entrepreneurs, firms, policymakers, investors and civil society organisations so new collaborations and projects that focus on nature conservation are initiated.
Jan Willem den Besten
Senior Expert Ecosystems & Climate