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.
UN City in Copenhagen (real estate) – PensionDenmark
50.700 m2, architect 3XN
LEED certification Platinum,
The UN City project has achieved 84 out of 110 possible points via energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction.
• Seawater is used to cool the building
• Rainwater is used for the toilets
• Solar system on the roof
• Green roofs with nature plants not requiring artificial watering
• Highly insulated building envelope with low-energy glass
• Use of environmentally friendly products and sourcing of wood and concreate with an 800 km distance.
In 2012, UN City won an EU GreenBuilding Award for New Buildings, after cutting its predicted energy consumption by more than half. With energy use under 50 kWh/m2 a year, the building was granted a Low-Energy Class 1 rating, the most energy efficient according to the Danish building code.
• Direct Investment
Value in US dollars
• USD 330M
• Copenhagen, Denmark
• N.A (but several decades – up to 100 years)
• PD (45,75%), ATP (45,75%) og By og Havn (8,5%)
Form of Funding
• Direct Investment
Torben Möger Pedersen