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Innovative solutions that unlock investment for nature are crucial to increase the protection and restoration of the planet's ecosystems.
There is an opportunity in Biodiversity Credits to unlock significant financial flows - we must involve all stakeholders (including finance and industry, indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and NGOs) and work together with governments to ensure that nature markets deliver for nature, climate and people.
The International Advisory Panel on Biodiversity Credits will do just that, operating as an independent and global initiative, bringing together expertise from all sectors, governments and IPLCs, and building upon existing initiatives to help significantly increase investment through high integrity nature markets.
AN OPEN AND INCLUSIVE PROCESS
The independent Panel is a global multidisciplinary group composed of over 20 diverse and experienced individuals. They come from finance and industry, NGOs, and IPLCs. The Panel is values-driven and evidence-based and will lead an open and inclusive process involving other countries and key partners.
A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
Working groups will take forward key design challenges: Measurement, Supply, Demand, Stewardship and Governance. There will also be a Knowledge Group. These groups will bring together the latest science, data, technology, knowledge and experience from IPLCs, and market developments to help shape nature markets and increase and accelerate investment in nature in a way that delivers for people and the planet.
DAME AMELIA FAWCETT
THE INCLUSIVE ADVISORY PANEL WILL HELP THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS TO NATURE, PEOPLE AND PLANET REPRESENTED BY BIODIVERSITY CREDIT MARKETS.
WE ARE EMBEDDED IN NATURE. WE NEED TO DELIVER THE RIGHT INSTRUMENTS THAT UNLOCK INVESTMENT IN THE PROTECTION AND RECOVERY OF NATURE.