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Scaling Financing for Nature Based Solutions

November 16, 2022
Scaling Financing for Nature Based Solutions Event

Date and time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Washington, D.C. 10:00 - 10:45 AM | 15:00 - 15:45 UTC | Cairo: 17:00 - 17:45


Increasing finance for nature-based solutions is critical for the successful implementation of the climate, biodiversity, and development goals. Despite its importance, there is an estimated financing gap for nature investments of US$700 billion per year. This session brought together diverse voices to unpack the key issues to close this gap.

Moderator: Dr. Valerie Hickey, Global Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, World Bank


  • Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP
  • Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Direct General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
  • Cécile Ndjebet, President, African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests & 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award Recipient
  • Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental and Social Risk, Climate Change, FirstRand

Discussant: Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany