Aligning Public Development Banks with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


Aligning Public Development Banks with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

31 January 2022

The webinar discussed how public development banks (PDBs) can support the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and make a positive contribution to biodiversity. ​

The session unpacked the ‘financing green’ concept and how PDB’s invest in nature. It also tackled how PDBs can support in-country enabling conditions and policy environments to facilitate private finance and investments that generate biodiversity co-benefits and help align funds with climate objectives.

The full recording of the seminar can be found at ADB’s Development Asia YouTube Channel:

The full publication on ‘Public Development Banks and Biodiversity’ is available at

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
31 Jan 2022 Opening Session Opening Remarks Bruno Carrasco
Monique Barbut
31 Jan 2022 Keynote Presentation Public Development Banks and Biodiversity How PDBs can align with the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
The presentation discussed public development banks can align with post-2020 Global Biodiversity.
Malcolm Starkey
31 Jan 2022 Panel Discussion Panelists Katharine Thoday
Rustico Noli Cruz
31 Jan 2022 Closing Session Closing Remarks Qingfeng Zhang


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