Nature Positive

‘Nature Positive’ is a measurable global goal. It refers to halting and reversing biodiversity loss, through gains in the health, abundance, diversity and resilience of species, ecosystems and processes. We are calling for all to take action to support the global goal of a nature positive world by 2030, measured against a 2020 baseline.

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We need to talk about nature.

Nature. Nature. Nature. World leaders, policy makers, businesses, and IPLCs all agreed that if we are talking about climate action, we need to talk about nature. Three months on, let’s reflect on how Nature Positive and the Nature Positive Pavilion took center stage in the conversation during the major global climate summit. It was a year that saw more discussion of nature-based solutions than ever before.

COP28 Wrap-Up: Nature at the Core of Climate and Biodiversity Solutions

30/11/2023 - 12/12/2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our last COP28 wrap-up video highlights environmentalist and climate advocate Mashua Elvis Leyian emphasizing the conference’s mission to assess our progress toward the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees Celsius goal. Featuring insights from influential voices like King Charles, Minister María Suzanna González of Colombia, and President Macron of France, the video stresses the need to be “Nature Positive” alongside phasing out fossil fuels. 

Mangroves, the Hot Topic at COP28

Valuable insights from thought leaders like Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Emily Landis, and Marina Antonopoulou underscore the urgent need to halt loss and double efforts in mangrove protection and restoration. Collaborative initiatives by WWF and the COP28 UAE Presidency are turning commitments into impactful action, paving the way for a #NaturePositive future.

COP28 Daily Wrap-up: Nature's Newsroom Highlights

9/12/2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nature Day at COP28 unfolded with a robust commitment to biodiversity and sustainable land use. Fifteen ministers signed a declaration on climate, nature, and people, emphasizing actionable solutions. Notable figures like H.E. Mariam Almheiri and Mary Robinson underscored the urgency to transition from pledges to tangible actions.

Why does nature matter to the #COP28 Youth Leaders?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Carrying the symbolic Nature Positive Baton, COP28 Youth Leaders answer why nature matters to them. From environmental stewardship to the significance in women’s lives, farmers’ partnerships, and Indigenous heritage, each voice underscores the vital connection between nature, youth, and the global community.

Give the Whale a Seat at UN Table - #NaturePositive

New Zealand

In the captivating video “Whales: A Seat at the Table,” these ocean giants emerge as key contributors to climate solutions and indispensable to ocean biodiversity, marine habitats, and our very own survival. The call is clear: world leaders must recognize the sacredness, authority, and ecological significance of these majestic creatures.

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Nature Positive Pavilion @COP28

The Nature Positive Pavilion brought together a coalition of organizations committed to a nature positive world to life. These include: The Nature Conservancy, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, Pew Charitable Trusts, WBCSD, Smithsonian Institution, IFAW, Global Evergreening Alliance, Business for Nature, National Audubon Society, Capitals Coalition, WWF International and Birdlife.

Last year’s global biodiversity and climate conferences provided us with a clear signal – we must halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. We cannot reach the Paris Agreement goals without nature.

Last year at COP28, the Nature Positive Pavilion mobilized stakeholders across policy, business, science and civil society to put nature at the heart of the negotiations.

We are almost halfway through the decisive decade – it’s time to pick up the pace and turn words into action!

Our 3 key asks:

Companies and governments must end deforestation, as already committed to in the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration. We can cease the degradation of land, wetlands and the ocean, and restore what has been lost, by addressing the key drivers of nature loss such as industrial agriculture. Businesses have a major role to play and should remain accountable by assessing and disclosing their nature-related risks by 2030, as well as investing in natural climate solutions that protect, manage and restore nature.

Governments must urgently secure the tenure and protection of the territories of Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Parties at COP28 must fully recognise their role as stewards of nature as well as their right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Provide direct public financing for their stewardship of critical ecosystems and facilitate the provision of private sector investment.

Public and private investments that destroy natural ecosystems, including taxpayer-funded subsidies, must end. Financial mechanisms, such as the VCM, should promote a just transition and align with the level of ambition required to meet the Paris Agreement and halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.

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Thursday
November
30th

Youth4Nature, GYBN, YOUNGO

Nature based solutions: Stocktake since launch of the first ever Global Youth Position

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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Friday
December
1st

The Nature Conservancy

Sharing Lessons and Building Amazon-Basin Wide Collaboration: Redirecting Climate Finance Towards Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to Accelerate Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)

Friday, December 1st, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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Bloomberg Philanthropies, Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Global Mangrove Alliance, Ocean & Climate Platform, Race to Resilience

Climate-Forward Ocean Conservation Strategies to Deliver on Global Targets

Friday, December 1st, 2023
11:00 - 12:00

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Global Evergreening Alliance

Collaboration in Action – Asia – How to Scale up Best Practice

Friday, December 1st, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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Bloomberg Philanthropies, Global Fishing Watch, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Innovation, Technology and Partnerships for Targeting Crimes that Affect Ocean-based Climate Resilience

Friday, December 1st, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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The Nature Conservancy

Nature Positive Pavilion: Opening Reception

Friday, December 1st, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Saturday
December
2nd

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Ecological Loss and Damage: Understanding Impacts and Catalysing Action

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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The Nature Conservancy

Benefit Sharing and Redirection of Financial Flow: from Climate Finance to Indigenous Lands

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
11:00 - 12:00

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SkyTruth

Monitoring Progress Toward the Global Biodiversity Framework’s 30×30 Target

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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National Audubon Society

Thriving together: Resilience of Birds, Wetlands and Communities Across the Americas

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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Conservation International

Partnerships for Direct Access Finance for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Sunday
December
3rd

Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

Opening Ceremony with Indigenous Women

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
8:30 - 9:00

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Equitable Earth

A Revolutionary Shift for the Voluntary Carbon Market: Leadership from Forest Communities and Global South Countries

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

Earth Echoes: The profound impact of art in shaping narratives for global change

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
10:10 - 10:50

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Environmental Defense Fund

Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Jurisdictional REDD+

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
11:00 - 12:00

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INUTW, Nia Tero, N4C and PFP

EarthFrames: Movies for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
12:15 - 12:45

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Conservation International

Locally Led Solutions to Stop the Amazon Tipping Point

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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How Can Carbon Finance Work for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities?

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
14:15 - 15:15

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WCS, Pawanka and Nia Tero

Learnings from the Wayfinder Circle and WCS to Co-create and Design a Better Future for our Planet

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
15:30 - 16:30

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Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

Shandia Insight: Finance at the Frontlines for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
16:45 - 17:45

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Echoes of the Earth – Photography Exhibition and Reception with DJ Eric Terena

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
18:00 - 20:00

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Monday
December
4th

The Nature Conservancy

The Mangrove Breakthrough – Mobilizing Capital at Scale for Crucial Coastal Ecosystems

Monday, December 4th, 2023
08:30 - 09:30

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Global Evergreening Alliance

Collaboration in Action – Africa – How to Scale up Best Practice

Monday, December 4th, 2023
10:00 - 11:00

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

Ambition into Action: Creative Financing for a Nature-Positive Future

Monday, December 4th, 2023
11:30 - 12:30

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WWF, Business for Nature, Capitals Coalition

Accounting for a Nature Positive Future

Monday, December 4th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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The Nature Conservancy

How Can Renewable Energy be Tripled by 2030 in Harmony with Nature?

Monday, December 4th, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Reception with CEO Monica Medina and Brazilian Leaders

Monday, December 4th, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Tuesday
December
5th

World Economic Forum

Nature Positive Transition: The Foundation of a Net-Zero Economy

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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WBCSD

Accelerating corporate action, ambition & accountability to halt & reverse nature loss by 2030

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
10:15 - 11:15

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Smithsonian Institution

Empowering People and Nature: Supporting Resilient Solutions for Our Ocean

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
11:30 - 12:30

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business Leadership in the Voluntary Carbon Market: A Catalyst for Global Climate Solutions

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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Business for Nature

How to Develop and Publish a Credible Nature Strategy

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
14:15 - 15:15

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Ceres, We Mean Business

Business Leadership on Climate Innovation in the Food and Agriculture Sector

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
15:30 - 16:30

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Wednesday
December
6th

The Nature Conservancy

Call for Action in Bioeconomy – IFACC celebrates 2 Years Amplifying the Scope for Impact and Transformative Models

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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Wildlife Conservation Society

How Carbon Finance can Support NDCs and Ambitious Climate Action on Nature

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
11:00 - 12:00

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Building climate resilient land and sea-scapes: How protecting, restoring and effectively managing biodiverse landscapes across border delivers multiple benefits for people, nature and climate

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Carbon and Biodiversity Credits: Directing Finance to Climate and Nature

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Zero-Emission Vehicles: Unlocking the Next Phase of Growth hosted by BloombergNEF

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Friday
December
8th

Environmental Defense Fund

Jurisdictional REDD+ Perspectives: Progress on scaling finance and support for forest conservation

Friday, December 8th, 2023
08:30 - 09:30

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Conservation International

Research to Action: Insights for Conservation from Afro-Descendant Communities in the Americas

Friday, December 8th, 2023
10:00 - 11:00

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The Nature Conservancy

Natural Climate Solution (NCS) Stories from Across the World: Financing the Socioenvironmental Economic Transformation

Friday, December 8th, 2023
11:30 - 12:30

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Finance for High Integrity Forests

Friday, December 8th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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Smithsonian Institution

Launch of GEO-TREES: From Ground to Space – The Future of Forest Carbon

Friday, December 8th, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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Environmental Defense Fund

Celebrating a New Partnership to Accelerate Jurisdictional REDD+ Success

Friday, December 8th, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Saturday
December
9th

Environmental Defense Fund

Valuing the Treasures of the Twilight Zone: mesopelagic species and their delivery of biodiversity, climate, food and other services

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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Conservation International

Community Benefits from Nature-Based Projects: Efforts toward Inclusive Conservation

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
10:30 - 11:30

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Nature Positive Initiative

Measuring Nature Positive

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
12:00 - 13:15

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Global Commons Alliance

Why is Nature at a Climate Summit?

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
13:30 - 14:30

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Nature4Climate

Nature Talks: Ideas of Leading Nature for Climate Action

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
14:30 - 16:00

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WWF

Presentation of the Nature Positive Initiative and Launch of the Nature Positive Forum

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
17:15 - 18:30

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BirdLife International & Trillion Trees Partnership (BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF)

From Pledges to Action It’s time to Deliver on our Promises for Nature, Climate and People

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
18:30 - 20:00

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Sunday
December
10th

Global Commons Alliance’s Accountability Accelerator and Climate Champions Team

Nature and Climate Navigation Resource for Corporations and Financial Institutions – Launch

Sunday, December 10th, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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WWF, Business for Nature, Capitals Coalition

Operationalisation of Nature Positive for Business (METRICS)

Sunday, December 10th, 2023
10:00 - 11:00

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National Wildlife Federation

High-Integrity Approaches to Nature-based Solutions: Delivering for Ecosystems & Communities

Sunday, December 10th, 2023
11:00 - 12:00

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The Nature Conservancy

Accelerating Adaptation with Resilient & Regenerative Food & Water Systems

Sunday, December 10th, 2023
15:00 - 16:00

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Harnessing the Power of Wildlife Conservation as a Nature-Based Solution to Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

Sunday, December 10th, 2023
17:00 - 19:00

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Monday
December
11th

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Operationalising Article 5 of the Paris Agreement to ramp up ambition for nature-based solutions

Monday, December 11th, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

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The Nature Conservancy, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Community-Led Conservation Approach in Advancing a Sustainable Future for Biodiversity and People in the Face of Climate Change

Monday, December 11th, 2023
13:00 - 14:00

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Nature Positive Community

“The outpouring of support for Nature4Climate and partners this NYCW is incredible. It’s truly amazing to witness a diverse range of industries seeking climate education for their workforce. Nature technology is pivotal for a just transition.”

Dr. Suwanna Gauntlett
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Wildlife Alliance

“It’s brilliant to see nature and particularly coastal marine ecosystems at the heart of so much of the conversation at Nature Positive Hub. These are the places where there are the closest and most deeply interconnected links between people, nature and climate.”

Chrissy Durkin and Kat Bruce
Sea Change Leads

“I left the Nature Positive Hub feeling inspired to bring biodiversity and nature strategy to the forefront of the conversation as we continue setting science-based targets and working across sectors to increase financial literacy and measure our impact in this space.”

Jaclyn Aliperti
Ecologist, Program Manager, and Science Communicator