ThinkForest webinar: Sustainable Finance, Forests & Biodiversity

You are warmly welcome to our next ThinkForest webinar, which explores the issue of sustainable finance, forests and biodiversity.

Biodiversity is heavily threatened both in Europe and globally. Immediate action to stop further loss and to maintain and enhance biodiversity, especially in forests is needed. Public finance plays an important role, but privately financed activities are becoming more and more important.

The European Union addresses the challenges above in its Green Deal which aims to reverse biodiversity loss coupled with bioeconomy development, and by having economic growth decoupled from resource use. Accordingly, sustainable finance should aim to channel more investments towards this transition. The EU Taxonomy aims to create a common way to classify sustainable economic activities for investors. To be considered environmentally sustainable, economic activities and investments must meet certain minimum requirements and adhere to screening criteria that are defined by delegated acts from the European Commission. However, biodiversity-related criteria/indicators for forests are not defined yet.

Our ThinkForest event asks:

  • How can we define criteria and indicators for biodiversity maintenance as well as improvement for forest ecosystems?
  • How can we make sure and monitor that these biodiversity-related criteria and indicators are met (e.g. in forest restoration)?
  • How can private finance support biodiversity protection and enhancement and make it their business case?

Speakers include Professor Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Wageningen University and Research

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Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Please join us via Zoom to follow the event in Spanish, Portuguese or French, and ask questions.

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Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Investing in Equitable Futures

In Latin America and the Caribbean

Interpretation in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French

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13 July 2023


9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)




#LuxFinance4Nature #ThinkLandscape

At this digital forum, discover how finance can join forces with nature across Latin America and the Caribbean.

No one knows the land better than rural communities – yet the local people receive just a tiny fraction of climate finance. It’s time to work together to steward our planet for generations to come.

On 13 July, join the Luxembourg–GLF Finance for Nature platform to explore ways to support the stewardship of local communities and enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean through sustainable finance. 

This event will bring together community representatives, business leaders, financiers, policymakers and scientists to discuss how we can raise and equitably distribute funds for sustainable land use at the grassroots level.


9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)


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  • Advisor on International Climate Finance
    Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg

Promoting sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Join us for a discussion on how corporates, local communities, NGOs, policymakers and other stakeholders can work together to promote and implement sustainable agricultural practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Listen in as local and global experts share their experiences and insights on how to create effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate sustainable value chains that benefit smallholder farmers and promote sustainability.


Meet and support local communities in Latin America

Join this session to discover the incredible work of our eight Latin American GLFx chapters dedicated to sustainable, integrated landscape management and learn how you can get involved.


Dragons’ Den

In this session, investment-ready projects presenting nature-based solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean will pitch their work to investors, who will ask questions and share feedback in a Dragons’ Den format.


Project developers



How can climate finance reach Indigenous Peoples?

Discover how place-based, thematic and impact-first funds can drive direct investments on the ground. Learn about the importance of upholding Indigenous knowledge, values and rights and fair benefit-sharing agreements in nature-based solutions finance. Join us to discuss the agency and ethical considerations of investors in accelerating capital flow for urgent climate and impact goals.




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Nina Verduin

Sustainable Finance Project Coordinator


Ludwig Liagre

Sustainable Finance Lead


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