Biodiversity Credits: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Financing Biodiversity Conservation

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Achieving the Global Biodiversity Framework targets requires that both preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems receive adequate long-term financing. Biodiversity credits have been identified as a mechanism that can generate significant levels of finance and provide “nature positive” outcomes. Although seen as promising, there are a variety of issues that need to be resolved to ensure a viable, transparent and accountable market.


Some of the key issues that surrounding biodiversity credits include the following:

  • How do we demonstrate credible demand and what claims will companies be able to make?
  • How do we differentiate between mitigation and biodiversity credits – should a credit be a credit?   And what is the role of mitigation requirements vis a vis biodiversity credits
  • What is the role of stewardship in supplying biodiversity credits and how can Indigenous and local communities benefit?
  • How is the market for credits developing and what is the demand?

These and other issues will be discussed and debated as part of the presentations and discussion on the current state of biodiversity credits, including direct experience in the development and sale of credits.



   Moderated by Ray Victurine, Wildlife Conservation Society

11:15 – 11:20 (Welcome)

Setting the stage for the workshop

   Ray Victurine, Director Business and Conservation, Markets Team

11:20 – 12:15 (Presentations/Panel discussion: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Biodiversity Credits)

Panel Members:

   Mariana Sarmiento, Chief Executive Officer, Terrassos

   Akanksha Khatri, Head Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum

   Michael McGreevey, Director Conservation Investments Conservation International

   Sinclair Vincent, Director, Sustainable Development Innovation and Markets, Verra

   Andrew Deutz, Managing Director, Global Policy & Conservation Finance, The Nature Conservancy

   Hania Othman, Biodiversity Credit Alliance

   Mark Tracy, Co-Founder and Chairman, Earthacre

12:15 – 12:45 (Moderated discussion and questions and answers)

The Zoom Link for this session is

18th, September 2023 from 11:15 to 12:45
Madison Hub
Convene 101 Park Avenue
New York,
United States