As the COVID-19 situation is evolving in Switzerland, the organisers are looking closely at the measures to keep this forum safe.
At the moment, the situation is as follow: the forum is mainly in-person at the Swiss Tech Convention Center (COVID pass compulsory). There is also a possibility to join online to watch the presentations.
If the COVID measures were to change, we are also working on the possibility to organise the forum in a hybrid format, with a strong online dimension. Thanks for your understanding.
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits” (IUCN).
Research highlights that NbS could provide around 30% of the cost-effective mitigation needed by 2030 to stabilise warming to below 2°C. They can also provide a powerful defence against the impacts and long-term hazards of climate change, which is the biggest threat to biodiversity.
Finding ways to work with ecosystems, rather than relying solely on conventional engineered solutions, can help communities adapt to climate change impacts. Using nature to green cities can also result in significant energy savings and health benefits.
Selected delegates will pitch opportunities and operational solutions around the following topics
FOOD - INFRASTRUCTURE - FINANCE
REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS
Forest Conservation Fund
NATURE AS INFRASTRUCTURE
Tour du Valat
IUCN - Urban Alliance
PRODUCTIVE AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Safe Seaweed Coalition
FINANCING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
NbS Finance - IUCN
WHAT TO EXPECT
"Innovate 4 Nature" marketplace is based on "Innovate 4 Water" methodology
It is free of charge for curated participants
“Innovate 4 Nature” is a day of matchmaking, bringing together solutions and needs, curated into investment focussed themes.
The design and delivery of “Innovate 4 Nature” is unique and effective because the marketplace:
has 100% active participation
is highly curated
has a business-networking focus
“Innovate 4 Nature" marketplace fosters interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and the civil society to shift financing towards innovative impactful local solutions.
Expected outcomes are strong reinforcements of the local ecosystems around nature-based solutions. The marketplace accelerates commercially sustainable change.
Companies (MNEs, SMEs as well as start-ups) in the areas of finance, food and infrastructure
Finance sector interested in nature-climate as well as nature-based solutions (e.g. institutional investors, impact investors, …)
IUCN’s Nature & Accelerator Fund
Authorities at the national, cantonal and communal level
A PROVEN RECIPE
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Access to 1 day of interactive activities
Access to dedicated networking sessions
Opportunity to pitch (5 min) during the event
Opportunity to have a "table" at the event
Participation in a coaching session prior the event
PRE & POST EVENT
Special pre event lead up & post event scale up activities
Potential exposure to international investors and market networks
EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS LABEL
Option to apply for the Solar Impulse Foundation - Efficient Solutions Label
Created in 2019, InTent is a platform that can quickly mobilize an influential and diverse group of decision-makers for change. We aim to educate, connect and accompany them and their networks in adopting and promoting sustainable practices.
InTent works with and seeks to inspire, businesses, civil society, academia, and policymakers to adopt and scale sustainable actions. We engage these stakeholders through stimulating discussions and agenda-setting debates for sustainable change. We create the conditions for new ideas to emerge and to explore concrete solutions.
Swiss Business for Nature (SB4N) is a multi-stakeholder platform initiated to bring together Swiss companies, business associations as well as NGOs, authorities and science to collaboratively develop and implement nature-based solutions as well as sharing and scaling them. It is coordinated by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), IN-FINITUDE AG and engageability LLC.
Based in Switzerland, Waterpreneurs is a global for-impact organisation supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of “water nexus” businesses.
Waterpreneurs mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of key stakeholders, locally, around the 5 continents.