Biodiversity Finance

Biodiversity protection is an increasingly salient issue in China. The country’s rapid economic growth and urbanization in recent decades have led to widespread habitat loss and nature degradation. In an effort to reverse this trend, China’s leaders are stressing the link between biodiversity and economic growth, and taking new efforts to protect nature. In 2021, China assumed the presidency of the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced new conservation efforts, including the creation of the Kunming Biodiversity Fund, the establishment of China’s first national park system, and new financing for nature.