Just Nature launch webinar

06/09/2022 3:00 pm

People need to be at the heart of the transition to achieve system change at the scale and speed required. To date, efforts to deliver a just transition have focused on the shift to net zero in the energy system. However, the imperative of decent work and social inclusion applies equally to the transformations that lie ahead in other sectors across the economy. With 1 billion people estimated to work in agriculture alone, addressing the social impacts of the sustainability transition more widely is critical to its success. Our report explores what a ‘just nature transition’ could look like across agriculture, forests, nature-based solutions and oceans, to simultaneously achieve implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the forthcoming Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The IPCC estimates that annual net zero investment flows need to grow by 10 to 29 times in agriculture, forestry and land use alone by 2030. This makes the role of the financial sector in supporting a just nature transition absolutely crucial. We outline recommendations for financial institutions to support this agenda through strategic commitment, corporate engagement, capital allocation and policy dialogue.

The report was made possible through financial support from the Candriam Foundation.

At the event a presentation of the report findings will be followed by a panel discussion on just transition investor action and questions from the audience.

Presentation of the report findings:

Sabrina Muller, Policy Analyst for Sustainable Finance, LSE

Panel discussion on just transition investor action

  • Angela Francis, Director of Policy Solutions, WWF
  • Alix Chosson, Senior ESG Analyst, Candriam
  • Yann Wyss, Global Lead for Social Impact, Nestlé
  • James Ritchie, Assistant General Secretary, IUF

Session chair: Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, LSE