Nature-Based Recovery: A path to a global green recovery
Can a nature-based solutions approach become an integral part of the global economic recovery?
About this webinar
The pandemic has proven that our biggest global challenges cannot be seen or tackled in isolation, they are health, economic, social and environmental challenges all at once – and must be tackled systemically. Nature-based solutions are one tool that we can use to deliver value to nature, people and economies through single smart policies and interventions.
In 2019, nature-based solutions and natural capital approaches continued to gather considerable momentum in the global conversation around resilience and sustainable development. As calls to Build Back Better become ever-louder on the global stage, placing the value of nature at the center of recovery plans will be vital to ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Pre-pandemic, the loss of our land and marine ecosystems undermined the well-being of 3.2 billion people, and costs about 10 per cent of the annual global gross product in loss of species and ecosystems services. Post-pandemic, restoring degraded land over the next decade could generate USD 9 trillion in ecosystem services whilst removing up to 26 gigatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
A nature-based approach to economic recovery will offer unparalleled opportunity for the creation of green jobs and livelihoods while building resilience into our social and economic systems.
On World Environment Day, Climate Action and the Capitals Coalition, team up to explore how our natural world, biodiversity and conservation could hold the answers to a global green recovery. In our ‘business as usual’ scenario.
What will be discussed?
- Delivering value for people, economies and nature through smarter policy and interventions
- The role of nature-based solutions in creating a more resilient future
- Smart policy and interventions for clean job creation
- Accelerating ecosystem services as a tool for economic recover
The Capitals Coalition is a global collaboration transforming the way decisions are made by including the value provided by nature, people and society.
The Coalition unites the Natural Capital Coalition and the Social & Human Capital Coalition to accelerate momentum, leverage success, connect powerful and engaged communities, and identify the areas, projects and partnerships where we can collectively deliver benefits for nature, people and the economy.
The Coalition is a collaboration of over 370 of the world’s leading organizations from business, accountancy, science and academia, membership organizations, standard setting, finance, policy and civil society, who have united in a pre-competitive space because they believe that the Coalition is a vehicle that can drive the global conversation and deliver desperately needed systemic change by bringing nature and people into the heart of decision making.
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