At Nature For Life Hub‘s ‘Transformative Action for Nature and People‘ event on 22nd September, coinciding with the 76th meeting of the UN General Assembly, over 20 Heads of State and leaders from indigenous communities, finance, philanthropy &and civil society joined in commitment to action for people and nature.
As part of this, nine organisations have pledged US$5 billion over 10 years to support the creation, expansion, management and monitoring of protected and conserved areas of land, inland water and sea, working with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, civil society and governments. This commitment is made with the launch of a ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’, made jointly by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, Bezos Earth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Nia Tero, Rainforest Trust, Re:wild, Wyss Foundation, and the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.
The Nature for Life Hub is a series of virtual events on 22nd September and 4-5 October 2021, featuring activists, influencers, leaders, and businesses, takes audiences on various thematic journeys, delving deep into specialist topics, practical solutions and ambitious actions that are paving a path towards a nature-positive future. The Hub is coordinated by ‘Learning for Nature‘, an e-learning programme by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which connects biodiversity policymakers, change-makers, and on-the-ground subject matter experts to promote biodiversity conservation and facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Additional specific commitments announced in the Transformative Action for Nature and People event included: