Session 4.3

Unlocking finance for biodiversity

The objective of the session is to explore solutions for biodiversity financing with a view to supporting implementation of the new Biodiversity Strategy and the future Nature Restoration Plan, as well as upscaling biodiversity investments from both public and private sources. The session will look into smart ways of using and combining EU funds and programmes under the next Multiannual Financial Framework and tools to leverage private sector investments, such as InvestEU and the future 10 billion EUR investment initiative on natural capital and circular economy.


Bernhard Windisch, Head of Unit ‘Performance-based budgeting, Directorate-General for Budget, European Commission’

Barbara Herrero, EU Nature Policy Officer, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

Eva Mayerhofer, Lead Environment and Biodiversity Specialist, European Investment Bank

Giorgio Chiarion Casoni, Head of Unit ‘Financing of climate change, infrastructure policies and Euratom’, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Evelyn Underwood, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for European Environmental Policy


Sabine Bourdy, Head of Unit, Mainstreaming & Environmental Assessments, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission


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