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.
The CEFG 2020 Annual Meeting will be in Albuquerque, NM, a location on the frontlines of impacts, yet also a clean energy leader. The meeting will open with an optional, funder-only dinner on the night of Monday, March 30. We will have a full day of events and sessions on Tuesday, March 31, and wrap up on Wednesday, April 1, by 2:30 pm. There is likely to be a pre-meeting, topic-specific gathering or two offered Monday during the day as well so please keep that in mind when considering travel.
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!