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Ecosystem restoration – Now is the time

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Biodiversity and economic activity are closely linked, so biodiversity loss endangers the economy, us and our prosperity. Nature and healthy ecosystems provide ecosystem services ranging from pollination to flood protection worth an estimated USD 125 trillion dollars. That is almost twice annual global GDP or 10 times the annual GDP of the European Union.

Damaging or distorting biodiversity can be costly. Were pollinators to disappear completely, the economic cost could be up to EUR 200 billion a year. For anti-microbial drugs, natural or naturally derived compounds are key ingredients. The impact of biodiversity erosion on economic activity is already real, but it not too late for action. Through transformative change, nature can still be conserved, restored, and used sustainably.

For more on the importance of ecosystem services and ecosystem restoration, watch our video

Investors seeking opportunities in the area of biodiversity loss and ecosystem restoration [1] related solutions can find well-measured, diverse and transparent thematic investment strategies such those developed by BNP Paribas Asset Management. Our current thinking is detailed in Sustainable by nature: our biodiversity roadmap.

[1] The restoration of ecosystems represents an investment opportunity that has a positive impact on natural resources and global economies. More on BNPP AM’s range of environmental strategies


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