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Aligning Agricultural Subsidies With Nature and Biodiversity Goals

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Event Overview

Part of COP15 in Montreal, this event will take place in the Rio Convention Pavilion.

According to the UN there are almost half a trillion of unsustainable agricultural subsidies globally, that are harmful to health and nature. Across sectors the world is spending at least $1.8 trillion a year, equivalent to 2% of global GDP, on subsidies that drive the destruction of ecosystems. Under Target 18 of the Global Biodiversity Framework, policymakers are calling on to redirect, repurpose, reform or eliminate incentives harmful for biodiversity, in a just and equitable way. This panel brings together experts from the world of finance and investment, academic, civil society groups and youth to discuss how we can drive change to repurpose agricultural subsidies to protect the ecosystems we rely on for food, livelihoods and for our economy.

Speakers include:

  • Keynote: Tony Juniper, Chair, Natural England;

  • David Bennell, Senior Advisor, TIFS;

  • Alexander Burr, ESG Lead, Legal and General Investment Management;

  • Dr Eliane Ubalijoro, Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age;

  • Joao Campari, Global Food Lead, WWF.

The session will be moderated by Dr Helena Wright, Policy Director, the FAIRR Initiative.

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Key Information
Date: 14 December 2022
Time: 20:50 - 21:40 EST (UTC-5)
Location: Montreal, Canada
Address: Rio Conventions Pavilion, Montreal, Canada