A new key biodiversity platform for cross sectoral collaboration
For its inaugural launch, World Biodiversity Summit will help define what world leaders and the private sector in biodiversity and climate action need to do in the medium and long term to achieve sustainable development and hinder further biodiversity loss, focusing on partnerships and investment mechanisms as levers of progress. World Biodiversity Summit is a platform for responding to accelerating biodiversity loss, by using the Paris Agreement as a framework to learn from, promoting relevant solutions, innovations, and leadership networks, strengthening nature restoration and conservation. Nature-based solutions will be highlighted, from specificecosystems to global possibilities.
First year tracking of the Danish pension fund commitment towards USD50 billion in green investments by 2030
Insurance & Pension Denmark CEO, Ken Damsgaard reported that Danish pension funds have invested $8 billion in green projects since the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York. This far exceeds earlier expectations and could lead to Danish pension funds reaching their $50 billion green investment target three years ahead of schedule.
Dutch State Green Bonds - PKA
In 2020, PKA invested DKK 2.1 billion in Dutch state green bonds. This was a tap up of the original issue, in which PKA invested DKK 1.5 billion.
The green bonds focus on sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly transport, climate adaptation and sustainable water management.
The Dutch state green bonds support the UN's 17 Global Goals and the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees.
• Green bond
Value in US dollars
• USD 522 million
• The Netherlands
• Climate Mitigation
• Climate adaptation (floodplain restoration, among others)
• 30 years
Form of Funding
• AAA government bond
Deputy Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Investments (ESG)