Events

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Mon, 1 August 2022, 12:00 am GMT

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as-usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework process. The framework sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled.

COP 15 will take place December 5 to 17 in Montreal, Canada.

New York Climate Week

Mon, 19 September 2022, 9:00 am ET

Taking place September 19 – 25, New York Climate Week brings together leaders in climate action from business, government, and the climate community, hosted by Climate Group and run in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York, with the goal of driving climate action.

IUCN Leaders Forum 2022

Thu, 13 October 2022, 9:00 am KST

The IUCN Leaders Forum will be taking place in-person in Jeju, South Korea, from October 13-15. The key theme will be ‘Building nature-positive economies and societies’, and will aim to address the challenges of biodiversity for sustainable finance and the question: can the private sector help bring equilibrium to nature?

TNFD is a knowledge partner to this event, which is organised by IUCN in partnership with the Korean Ministry of Environment and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. The Forum will gather over 500 influential leaders from government at national and local level, NGOs, Indigenous Peoples organisations and executives from finance and industry – including Tony Goldner, TNFD Executive Director, and Elizabeth Mrema, TNFD Co-Chair and Executive Secretary of United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Finance in Common Summit 2022

Wed, 19 October 2022, 9:00 am GMT

The 3rd edition of the Finance in Common (FiCS) Summit will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 19 and 20 October 2022. The event’s theme will be “Green and Just transition for a sustainable recovery”. The Summit will provide an opportunity to highlight the key role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in supporting the transformation of economies and financial systems towards sustainability, while addressing the most pressing needs of developing countries and vulnerable groups.

ESG Investment Europe 2022

Tue, 22 November 2022, 9:00 am GMT

Reuter’s ESG Investment Europe 2022 Conference will take place 22–23 November in London. This event will host industry executives from the ESG ecosystem to find out how the financial community can balance the needs of a world in crisis with their fiduciary responsibilities.

Other ways to get involved with TNFD

Pilot testing

Corporates and financial institutions can independently pilot test the TNFD framework to explore how it would apply in their specific organisational context. In some cases, they can also join industry collaborative efforts. TNFD’s official piloting partners include FSD Africa, Global Canopy, UNEP-FI, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Pilot testing will commence from June 2022.

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Consultation Groups

In select countries and regions, a private sector convenor organises informal groups of institutions, named Consultation Groups, that want to participate constructively in the development and adoption of TNFD’s global framework.

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Join the TNFD Forum

Organisations who share the vision and mission of the TNFD, and are willing to make themselves available to contribute to the work and mission of the Taskforce, can apply to join the TNFD Forum.

The Forum is open to a broad range of institutional types including companies; financial institutions; public sector institutions, including regulators, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds; academic and research organisations; business associations, inter-governmental organisations, as well as conservation and civil society organisations.

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