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Watch: Net negative and nature positive: Disclosure as a game changer or cheap talk?

The Pufendorf IAS building in spring

Can we translate nature into numbers and what are the consequences of using economic concepts of risks and return when quantifying nature? These where some of the issues explored at the hybrid seminar "Net negative and nature positive: Disclosure as a game changer or cheap talk?" in November 2022.

In November 2022, the Pufendorf IAS's Theme Nature by Numbers organised a full day seminar and workshop to explore options and pathways for enhanced climate and biodiversity action. The day broght together high-profile experts from policy, industry, financial markets and academia to delve into the interconnected issues of climate and biodiversity. The keynotes presentations discussed the role of metrics, roles and responsibilities as well as the human dimensions in measuring biodiversity. 

During the workshop the participants also identified several critical steps forward, which will be presented in a series of policy briefs in 2023. 

You can find all presentations from the day on YouTube here.


Nature, numbers and finance
Sarah Bracking, professor in Climate and Society, King’s College London, UK 

The case of financing nature
Riyong Kim, Head of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Programme, EEA

How to address contexts and human dimensions in measuring biodiversity values?
Marie Stenseke, professor in Human Geography, former co-chair of IPBES multidisciplinary expert panel, Deputy dean at the School of Business, Economy and Law, University of Gothenburg 

Disclosure of hidden risk and cheap talk
Johan Florén, The Swedish Pension Fund AP7, Member of TNFD 

Other events by the Theme Nature By Numbers