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COP15 is a decisive moment for nature. This December governments, civil society, businesses and financial institutions will come together to agree on a Global Biodiversity Framework. The framework will to pave the way for the next decade to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity.

After years of postponement due to the global pandemic, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 will convene from 7-19 December 2022. The outcomes from the COP hope to reset our relationship with nature, and strive to halt and reverse nature loss by the end of the decade.

Capitals Coalition will have a significant presence at the COP. We are delivering a large program of events, running several campaigns and will take a business delegation to the COP alongside WEF, Business for Nature, WBCSD, B Team and We Mean Business Coalition.

This page contains a schedule of events being led or co-led by the Coalition at the COP. It also seeks to highlight other events during COP15 which are relevant to our community, or in which the Coalition will have an active role.

COP15 Event Schedule

Exploring Nature-positive Pathways

Official CBD side event organized by the Capitals Coalition, PBL Netherlands,  ICLEI, IPSI, IDDRI

Thursday 8 December 2022

18.15 – 19.45 EST

Location: INGOs Meeting Room 514 B

This side-event discusses the whole of society approach to biodiversity governance as essential for realising transformative change. Building on increasing action for nature from non-state and sub-national actors provides an important opportunity for realizing transformative change. The event will explore the results of a new PBL report “Exploring nature positive pathways” that takes the whole of society approach as starting point.

More information here.

Reforming Harmful Environmental Subsidies for a Nature-positive Future

Organized by Capitals Coalition, Business for Nature, The B Team, WBCSD, Finance for Biodiversity, Textile Exchange, CISL

Friday 9 December 2022

10.15 – 11.30 EST

Location: Auditorium, Place Québec, Palais de Congrès

This session will aim to stage a discussion between government and business on how to rethink and reform subsidies that are harmful to biodiversity and, where possible, to redirect them towards nature positive outcomes.

More information here.

Role of Valuation for a Nature-positive Economy

Organized by Capitals Coalition

Saturday 10 December 2022

16.30 – 18.00 EST

Location: Auditorium, Place Québec, Palais de Congrès

The valuation of nature is critical to achieving a nature positive economy. Businesses are calling for mandatory assessment and disclosure of impacts and dependencies on nature to deliver the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This session will bring together experts from finance, business, NGOs and government to explore the role of valuations in effectively implementing Target 15. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input to the Value Commission as they develop the global criteria for transparent value factors and discuss the path to mainstreaming the inclusion of nature’s value in decision making.  

More information here.

Practical Business’ Experiences in Integrating Nature Values in Decision-Making

Official CBD side event organized by Capitals Coalition and Business for Nature, CDP, in collaboration with CDC Biodiversité, CEBDS, CII, CISL, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Finance for Biodiversity Foundation, Forética, ICC United Kingdom, OP2B, OREE, Science Based Targets Network, Textile Exchange, TNFD, UNEP-WCMC, WBCSD, World Economic Forum, WWF.

Saturday 10 December 2022

18.15 – 19.45 EST

Location: Contact Group 6, Room 516 DE

This session will aim to explore how the business and finance community can work with governments to implement an ambitious Target 15 successfully. We will do this by demonstrating the current use by business and financial institutions of frameworks, tools and metrics to assess and disclose their impacts and dependencies on nature and by outlining what is needed from governments to scale up these practices.  

More information here.

Celebrating Empowerment Opportunities to Value Nature in Decision-making

Organized by Capitals Coalition

Sunday 11 December 2022

18.00-19.30 EDT

Location: Large Room, Nature Positive Pavilion

A social evening reception hosted by Capitals Coalition to celebrate updated, new and upcoming opportunities for all stakeholders to build their capacity to be empowered to value nature in decision-making and contribute to a nature-positive future.

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Measuring Ambition: Valuing Nature into Decision-making (High-level Panel)

Organized by the Capitals Coalition, CDP and Business for Nature.

Monday 12 December 2022

14.00-16.30 EST

Location: Business & Biodiversity Forum, Palais des Congrès

This high-level panel will aim to explore how the business and finance community can work with governments to implement an ambitious Target 15 successfully. It will focus on the role of standards and frameworks in supporting business and finance in integrating the values of biodiversity into decision-making. 

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Breakthrough in Analytics: Driving Innovation & Standards in Natural Capital

Organized by the Capitals Coalition and The Landbanking Group,  in collaboration with UNEP-WCMC and NatureFinance.

Tuesday 13 December 2022

9.00 – 10.00 EST

Location: Large Room, Nature Positive Pavilion

We must stop and reverse the loss of nature and move towards a cycle of natural capital accrual with every sovereign and business decision we take. Whilst pioneer governments start accounting for natural capital, market actors are unable to build, evaluate, hold and trade long-positions on positive nature outcomes. This requires a revolution of the analytics “MRV” sector which is rapidly underway: bioacoustics, metagenomics, imagery, Earth observation. But technological advancement will only converge towards a new nature asset class if intelligence is designed to provide information in resolution and format needed by the demand side: offsetting, insetting, investment and insurance markets.

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Recognizing & Managing the Value of Nature’s Contribution to People through Food Systems Transformation

Official CBD side event organized by UNEP-TEEB, Capitals Coalition, MEE, CAS, EU, UNEP-IEMP, Craes.

Wednesday 14 December 2022

13.15 – 14.45 EST

Location: Room 516DE

This side event will discuss how making the economic case for pro-nature policies to achieve food systems transformation is aligned with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It will do this through the lens of the ongoing European Union funded The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood) application in China and six other countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand).

More information here.

Realizing and Integrating Sustainability and Equity Through a Capitals Approach: A Canadian Perspective

Organized by Capitals Hub Canada and Capitals Coalition.

Friday 16 December 2022

13.00 – 18.00 EST

Location: 900 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest bureau 2300, Montreal

The event will bring together 1) national thought leaders on the valuation of non-financial (natural, social, and human) capitals, 2) behavioural science experts to discuss best practices in inspiring action, and 3) international political figures and business leaders to discuss cross-border implications of and opportunities for tracking and reporting non-financial capital dependencies across supply chains.

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Closing Event at the Nature Positive Pavilion

Organized by the Capitals Coalition and The Nature Conservancy.

Friday 16 December 2022

18.00 – 19.30 EST

Location: Large Room, Nature Positive Pavilion

This session will focus on reflections on the outcomes of the negotiations so far and focus on actions from different stakeholders.

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Other Relevant Events at COP15

For a comprehensive overview, please visit Business for Nature’s schedule here.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Thursday 8 December 2022

Friday 9 December 2022

Saturday 10 December 2022

Sunday 11 December 2022

Monday 12 December 2022

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Wednesday 14 December

Thursday 15 December

Friday 16 December 2022

Saturday 17 December

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