Natural CapitalHow does the natural world affect you?
To reach net zero by 2050, understanding how nature supports the functioning of society, as well as its links with climate change, is vital.
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.
Five things you need to know about natural capital
What is natural capital?
Nature loss = business loss
Nature-based solutions are our ally
Understanding your value chain is crucial
Clarity for businesses and investors is on its way
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