The Global Biosecurity Forum has been established as a response to the lack of preparedness, coordination and mobilisation of resources to tackle COVID-19. The pandemic has proven that despite a more-than-ever globalised world and an unprecedented level of cooperation on global issues, the risk of pandemics and potential consequences have been severely neglected.

The idea with the Global Biosecurity Forum is not to reinvent coordination and collaboration, but rather to leverage our strengths in bringing together cross-sector stakeholders to build public-private partnerships, coalitions and other instruments that can complement existing biosecurity initiatives.

The initiative was incubated at World Climate Foundation. World Climate Foundation has 10 years of experience in facilitating large-scale collaboration between businesses, governments, financial institutions and civil society on formulating and designing markets and solutions for a clean and net-zero economy.