Nature needs more from us – not less
The current global economy is designed to make money whatever the cost to nature. But there is a cost.
Nature has a powerful value. Natural resources are needed for more than half of global GDP. Businesses, economies and societies around the world rely on the diverse plant and animal life on Earth today to create the products and services they need.
The biodiversity in our rainforests currently provides the resources for more than 25% of all drugs used in modern medicine. Today’s mangrove forests are stopping 18 million homes from being flooded each year. Protecting and restoring nature is vital to fighting climate change. Healthy forests, agricultural lands and other nature-based solutions could together provide more than 30% of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that we need to limit global warming to 2ºC.