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Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth at all levels, from genes to ecosystems, plants and animals

  • about 25% of our assessed plant and animal species are threatened by human actions, with a million species facing extinction within a matter of decades
  • Pollination, water quality and disease control are three examples of the services an ecosystem can provide.

Biodiversity is an essential part of natural capital and is directly or indirectly linked to other forms of capital in our economic system. 44 trillion USD of economic value generated each year is moderately or highly dependent on nature, which is more than 50% of global GDP, according to the World Economic Forum report.*

Investing in biodiversity

*World Economic Forum, New Nature Economy Report Series, 14 July 2020.

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