Time: October 28, 2021, 4-5:15 p.m. (GMT+8)

Biological Diversity in Green Financing

Biological diversity, a critical element in global sustainability, is declining faster than ever. Urgent actions are needed to enable major economic and structural transitions across countries and economies to prevent further deterioration of nature and implement sustainable economic growth and development models. A Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity will take place in October 2021 with the aim of preparing the new global biodiversity framework for the post-2020 era.

This panel discussion explored concepts such as natural capital, the nexus of biodiversity and climate and nature-based solutions. The event also elaborated on the increasingly important role of International Financial Institutions (such as AIIB) in the transition toward green financing. Potential contributions to the new biodiversity framework were also identified.

With the objective of highlighting the critical need for biological diversity conservation in infrastructure financing, this high-level event brought together personalities at the frontier of the discussion including AIIB Member representatives, thought leaders and globally renowned practitioners.


  • Danny Alexander, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, AIIB
  • Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Aban Marker Kabraji, Senior Advisor Climate Change and Biodiversity, UN Office for Asia-Pacific (UNDCO)
  • Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, The Paulson Institute
  • Kongjian Yu, Professor, Peking University