Co-sponsored by the Climate and Energy Funders Group and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Due to growing concerns with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BFG Board of Directors is cancelling the Land and Freshwater Conservation Program meeting in Washington. DC. We apologize for the lateness of this cancellation, but events over the past few days have made it clear that we could not go forward as planned.
On Tuesday-Wednesday, March 10-11, 2020, the Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) will host a conference on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 ‘E’ Street in Washington, DC. The briefing will convene at 8:00 am on March 10 and conclude by 4:00 pm on March 11.
The BFG conference will assist grantmakers to examine the state of various federal land and water policy and management issues in light of next November’s election. Building on this federal perspective, the conference will dive more deeply into specific federal legislation, discuss grantmaking strategies in a climate-challenged world, and investigate partnering with constituencies outside the traditional environmental community.
Due to growing concerns with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BFG Board of Directors is cancelling the Climate and Energy Funders Group Program meeting in Albuquerque, NM We apologize for the lateness of this cancellation, but events over the past few days have made it clear that we could not go forward as planned.
If you have already registered you will be contacted in terms of alternate plans, cancelled registrations, etc.
Due to growing concerns with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BFG Board of Directors is cancelling the Marine Conservation Program meeting in Washington. DC. We apologize for the lateness of this cancellation, but events over the past few days have made it clear that we could not go forward as planned.
We will be exploring alternative means to bring at least some of the planned program to members of the BFG Marine Conservation Program through webinar, Zoom meetings and alternative methods.
Please join your Biodiversity Funders Group Marine Conservation Program colleagues for an opportunity to learn and collaborate!
Annual Meeting (Start at dinner on Tuesday, April 7 and conclude by noon on Thursday, April 9)
The annual meeting serves as a venue to stay up to date with marine conservation issues, learn from one another, and find new ways to improve grantmaking in marine conservation. Specifically, we will:
Hear from a range of experts to improve our understanding of emerging issues in ocean conservation
Explore new science, tools and approaches to ocean conservation and grantmaking in the sector
Learn from each other’s grantmaking experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges in funding ocean conservation
Connect and build relationships with one another, setting the stage for future information sharing, coordination and collaboration
The diverse agenda of this year’s Marine Conservation Program annual meeting focuses on what’s new in ocean philanthropy; how climate change is being taken into account in marine conservation grantmaking; efforts to protect 30 percent of the ocean by 2030; addressing threats to civil society; transparency in global fisheries management; and small-scale fisheries management.
As you can see from the draft agenda, we are purposely planning for significant time for the small group informal discussions that you have told us are of such high value to you. As the program develops, we’ll keep you abreast of any changes. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!
On Tuesday-Thursday, March 30-April 1, 2021, Biodiversity Funders Group’s Land and Fresh Water Program will host its annual briefing on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity conservation policy in the United States.
The virtual briefing will provide an opportunity for grantmakers to examine the state of various federal land and water policy and management issues in light of the ambitious goals of the Biden/Harris Administration.
Registration information(Log-in required):https://biodiversityfunders.org/resources/land-and-freshwater-conservation-program-2021-federal-policy-briefing/
Please join our virtual Annual Meeting, April 12-14, where we will discuss how to rise to the moment to realize state and federal opportunities, look ahead with pragmatic optimism to 2030 and the necessary building blocks, grapple with how to further build political will and power, by helping protect and expand gains to date. Our virtual meeting will take place over three days, with each day offering a theme: Maximizing Federal and State Opportunities, Future Vision: How do we get to where we need to be by 2030, and Building Political Will to Act.
For more information/registraion(Log-in required) https://biodiversityfunders.org/resources/cefg-2021-virtual-annual-meeting/
June 15-16: 9am – Noon PT / Noon – 3pm ET
June 17: 9am – 1pm PT / Noon – 4pm ET
Biodiversity Funders Group members will gather virtually, Tuesday, June 15-Thursday, June 17, for the Biodiversity Funders Group’s Annual Members Meeting. We aregrateful to the planning committee–Laura Garcia, Global Greengrants Fund; Sergio Knaebel, Sandler Foundation; Meaghan Calcari-Campbell,Moore Foundation; Sacha Spector, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Denise Joines, Wilburforce Foundation—for putting so many hours ofwork over several months to develop an agenda, reach out to speakers, and coordinate these sessions.
Renewal, resilience, and hope are among the themes that the planning committee returned to again and again. Between the global pandemicand interrelated global crises, all of which are exacerbated by elements of persistent, often multigenerational social inequities, conservation andenvironmental funders may be looking at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model transformative changes, both in the field and in their owninstitutions.
Please plan to join your fellow Biodiversity Funders Group members for what will be an inspirational and provocative gathering. Note that the conference is open tomembers, invited guests and speakers only.
Biodiversity Funders Group Members can find the registration link here: