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The economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss.
UN experts said on Monday that the world faces the nightmarish possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry.
A new UN report claims that by investing billions into saving biodiversity and ecosystems, groups could stand to earn trillions.
Economists, assigning values to 'ecosystem services,' report staggering totals and rates of return on investment.
Climate change is likely to result in the â€œimminent lossâ€ of the worldâ€™s coral reef systems.
A EU-commissioned study claims the global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis.
Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader for a report jointly sponsored by the European Commission and the German government on the economic impacts of biodiversity loss will be in Washington on September 16 for meetings with the World Bank and the Global Forest Leaders Forum.
The loss of various species and lack of biodiversity may come at an economic cost, according to new findings presented to delegates from 191 countries in the United Nationsâ€™ Convention on Biological Diversity on Thursday.
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