5 April 2007 | London, UK

About 30 delegates representing financial institutions, inter-governmental organisations as well as NGOs met together at a workshop organised by UNEP Finance Initiative in London. The workshop, which aimed to brief participants on biodiversity and ecosystem services, identify current barriers to understanding and assessing biodiversity risks, and the tools available for managing them, gave rise to some vibrant discussions around the theme of financial sector engagement in biodiversity and ecosystem services. The outcomes resulting from this workshop will provide concrete steps forward for UNEP FI in mapping out a clear path for achieving the Work Stream’s deliverables in 2007. The workshop was hosted by KPMG (www.kpmg.com) and Zerofootprint (www.zerofootprint.net) sponsored the carbon offsetting for the delegates’ air travel.



Susan Steinhagen