Date: September 4th, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Location: Online or Live at the IUCN World Conservation Congress / Conservation Finance Pavilion (E20)
The rapid pace of infrastructure development, mining, and urban expansion increasingly impacts on the diminishing area of natural habitats and ecosystems. Biodiversity offsets have been shown to be effective in several countries and different forms of “compensation" are found in many countries yet their effectiveness and impact remains uncertain.
Join Victor Giraldo, Global Director, Project Implementation (Biodiversity, Carbon & Water) at South Pole and Ray Victurine, Director of Conservation Finance at Wildlife Conservation Society, as they discuss the state of biodiversity offsets in Africa and elsewhere and present some innovative financing mechanisms to increase their use and effectiveness for supporting meaningful biodiversity conservation.