The Infrastructure and Nature coalition, representing more than 20 organizations formed to organize the Infrastructure and Nature Pavilion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021, is holding a series of virtual discussions from October to December 2020. With leading private and public sector actors on the financing, planning, and development of sustainable infrastructure, we will explore solutions for reducing risks and generating incentives for building nature into future infrastructure business models.
The CCSG has been looking at the impacts of linear infrastructure development on protected areas and ecological connectivity. The Specialist Group’s work on infrastructure and ecological connectivity will be featured throughout the
series and will be highlighted on 19 November 2020. Given that infrastructure development will be a likely focus of any post-COVID economic recovery effort, getting a handle on addressing linear infrastructure impacts is imperative.
Private and public sector panelists will set the stage for the webinar series, discussing barriers and opportunities for the private sector to catalyze sustainable investments that address the multiple crises we face today, from global biodiversity loss to climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic.