More than ever before, the science is clear that human activities are driving a catastrophic loss of nature, placing both lives and livelihoods at risk. We are also witnessing a growing societal recognition of the urgent need to protect nature – as evidenced at the Glasgow Climate COP. The dots are finally being connected between the conservation of biodiversity, climate change, and the need to protect our health and wellbeing, our societies, and secure our economies. Over the past years we have also seen stakeholders from across society coming together with ambitious commitments to address the planetary emergency.
2022 provides an unmissable opportunity to change course through securing an ambitious global agreement to reverse the loss of nature. The UN biodiversity negotiations present a unique space to increase ambition and to agree on nature, climate, and people-positive Global Biodiversity Framework that will guide our relationship with nature for a decade to come. There is an ever-greater need for leadership that can integrate our development, climate, and nature agendas, and that is committed to a sustainable society and a healthy planet.
This high-level dinner will bring together business, government, international organisations, and civil society leaders to accelerate progress towards securing a nature positive world, aimed at helping deepen our individual and collective commitments as nature champions and advocates and also help drive more action.
- Andre Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche
- Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Razan Al Mubarak, President, IUCN
- David Craig, Co-Chair, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures
- Rohitesh Dhawan, President & CEO, International Council on Mining & Metals
- Nili Gilbert, Vice Chairwoman, Carbon Direct
- Mark Gough, CEO, Capitals Coalition
- Helena Helmersson, CEO, H&M
- Helianti Hillman, Founder & Chairperson, JAVARA
- Isabel Hoffmann, Director, rePlanet
- Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Association of Peul Women & Autochthonous Peoples of Chad
- Jan Jenisch, CEO, Holcim
- Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International
- Enrique Lores, President & CEO, HP
- Markus Mutz, CEO, OpenSC
- Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
- Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Andrew Steer, President & CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
- Peter Thomson, United Nations United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
- Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business For Nature
- Simon Zadek, Chair, Finance for Biodiversity
- H.E. Carlos Eduardo Correa, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Colombia
- Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001); Chairman & Founding Partner, Generation Investment Management LLP
- Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
- Julia Chatterley, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN
Registration by Invitation Only.
24 May 2022, Tuesday 19:30-22:00