Nature-based solutions offer a range of adaptation and resilience benefits and have been generating increased attention worldwide. But according to a new WRI working paper, public international funding that flows to nature-based solutions for adaptation is still relatively small.

This event will explore findings from the new WRI paper and highlight recommendations to address key barriers and maximize opportunities to scale up funding for nature-based solutions. Speakers will discuss the current landscape of global climate finance related to nature-based solutions for adaptation, highlight successful efforts to fund and support these approaches and identify opportunities to strengthen this agenda in the lead-up to COP26 and beyond.


  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, WRI
  • Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change, Government of Canada
  • Jonathan Cook, Senior Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI
  • Stacy Swann, CEO and Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors
  • Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Action Track Co-Manager, Global Commission on Adaptation, WRI (moderator)


  • Alex White, Team Leader, International Nature-based Solutions Policy and Finance, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Mathias Bertram, Advisor, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Chizuru Aoki, Lead Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility
  • Rosa Morales Saravia, General Director of Climate Change and Desertification, Ministry of the Environment, Peru
  • Ulrika Akesson, Lead Policy Specialist, Environment and Climate Change, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)