Nature Loss

Nature loss is the fastest emerging business governance issue of the 2020s. A decline in biodiversity due to human activity is affecting the essential ecosystem services we rely upon, such as food production and flood control. Nature change is systemic but locally unique, so it is changing everywhere, differently, presenting a labyrinthine risk to humanity.…

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Global Nature Agreements

The global Aichi Targets 2011-2020 to stop the destruction of nature failed, with not a single target achieved by the deadline. We cannot fail again. It is hoped that the Biodiversity COP15 meeting to be held in Kunming late in 2021 will result in a Paris-style agreement for biodiversity, putting nature loss on every agenda.…

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Human Drivers of Nature Loss

Human activities are driving nature loss, sometimes in multiple ways. Commercial fishing, for instance, can reduce biodiversity through trawling the seabed (habitat change), which releases CO2 (climate change); by-catch may include at-risk species (overexploitation); discarded fishing gear can trap marine animals (pollution); and boats going further afield can transport species between ecosystems (invasive alien species).…

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Natural Capital

Natural capital is the stock of ecosystems that provide a flow of ecosystem services to people. Environmental-economic accounting is an emerging field in international economics that quantifies and analyses shifts in the value of natural capital, so that management of nature-based assets can be improved and integrated into a more holistic form of decision making.…

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