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Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress.
Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world.
Allows Companies to Make Better Business Decisions by Valuing Ecosystem Services GENEVA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to consider...
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.
Factoring the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into policy-making can help save cities and regional authorities money while boosting the local economy, enhancing quality of life, securing livelihoods and generating employment.
Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of 'natural capital'.
A key UN report on biodiversity will recommend major changes such as company fines to help save the planetâ€™s species and protect the natural world.
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.