Join the Smart Prosperity Institute on Tuesday, June 15 from 10:00-11:00am PT for Invest in Nature, a free virtual fireside chat about nature-based solutions, conservation finance, and biodiversity protection.

This webinar is centred on Canada’s significant commitments to meeting ambitious climate and biodiversity targets, and whether our current investments will get us to those targets.

This event will explore the report, Invest in Nature: Scaling Conservation Finance in Canada for a Nature-Smart Economy, published by Smart Prosperity Institute in May 2021. The expert panel will discuss questions like:

  • Which policy and financing priorities are critical to reaching Canada’s ambitious targets for biodiversity protection?
  • Biodiversity offsets and carbon offsets – how do they work and where do they apply?
  • How do we ensure that conservation finance is not about commodifying nature but rather valuing it and directing the right resources to reach climate and biodiversity goals?


Stewart Elgie – Law Professor at the University of Ottawa, Chair of Smart Prosperity Institute

Paige Olmsted – Senior Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute

Scott McFatridge – Senior Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute

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