Thinking and efforts to mitigate the risks of climate change have advanced more quickly than those addressed towards nature-related risks. However, things are changing not least because nature-based solutions, focused on enhancing natural habitats, prove to be one of the cheapest and most effective tools we have to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Mark Wright, Director of Science at WWF, outlines the triple mission we all have: “We need to find a way to meet the needs of the growing human population while facilitating the restoration of nature, and staying within the safe operating space of 1.5°C in terms of average global warming.”
Businesses who want to do the right thing will not only need to address their carbon footprint — but their natural footprint, too. Doing so will create and protect value for business and for society.