UNDP-BIOFIN's session at UNEA6 on repurposing subsidies for a sustainable future

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Well-intentioned subsidies targeting socio-economic goals can have unintended negative impacts on nature.

Our exceptional speakers shared knowledge and best practices on how to identify and redesign harmful subsidies and improve their positive impacts on people and nature.


  • Haoliang Xu, Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Nature (Minister for Nature), United Kingdom
  • Maria Teresa Becerra, Chief of Office, International Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
  • David Laborde, Director of the Agrifood Economics and Policy Division, FAO Moderator:
  • Francine Pickup - Deputy Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Deputy Director in the Office of Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Download the guidelines on harmful subsidies

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