CIEEM 2024 Summer Conference: Financing the Future: Using Green Finance to Drive Nature’s Recovery

The call for papers is now closed and we are working on developing the programme, but if you are interested in the theme then you can still book your ticket by clicking below.


Significant new funding is required to halt and reverse the decline of nature in the UK and Ireland - public money alone will not be enough. The UK government wants to raise at least £500 million in private finance to support nature’s recovery every year by 2027 in England, rising to more than £1 billion per year by 2030, and there is an appetite amongst private funders to invest in green initiatives. But, the rapid development of the green finance market has lead to concerns over corporate greenwashing and stimulated the development of a confusing array of financial mechanisms. The need to demonstrate a genuine return has also prompted a focus on improving methods of measuring, reporting, and verifying the impact of investments in biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Our summer conference will share examples of green finance initiatives in the UK and Ireland, evaluate the success of nature-related financial mechanisms, and highlight opportunities for ecologists and environmental managers to advise on and access funding to support nature’s recovery. Presenters will highlight successful existing initiatives and help to stimulate new partnerships to protect and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The call for abstracts is open and we are looking for presentations that:
- Share successful examples of where green investment is delivering genuine gains for nature and society

- Explain how practitioners of ecological restoration can access funding from a variety of sources to fund their work

- Evaluate the suitability of different financial mechanisms to specific contexts and share learning from unsuccessful initiatives

- Describe how existing and innovative new methods of measuring, monitoring and verification can help to keep projects on track and give confidence to investors and society.

Knowledge Level

Suitable for all


Tickets Person(s) Price (£) Price (€)
CIEEM Member (Fellow, Full, Associate & Qualifying) 1 £87.00 €100.00
CIEEM Member (Retired) 1 £58.00 €66.00
CIEEM Registered Practices (15% discount from member rate) 1 £74.00 €85.00
CIEEM Student (Member) 1 £29.00 €33.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £127.00 €146.00
Student (Non Member) 1 £58.00 €66.00