We’ve been inspired by the climate activists dominating the news! The Extinction Rebellion movement is calling for governments worldwide to act in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025. Meanwhile Greta Thunberg has mobilised the support of thousands of young people in demanding a sustainable future.
New ideas such as the Global Deal for Nature, which calls for $100 billion per year to be spent on ecosystems, could provide blueprints for avoiding disaster.
Is it possible for major economies to reach net-zero emissions by 2025? Could we invest $100 billion per year in ecosystems and avoid a mass extinction? We must try. And natural capital will play an important role in the years ahead.