Nature is a vital ingredient in ensuring healthy people and a healthy planet. Yet it faces challenges such as mass extinction rates and pressure on land and ocean to feed and house 10 billion people by 2050. Our Nature Action work moves the focus to climate and nature, ensuring efforts to drive action across government, business and civil society, including the development of science-based targets and protocols for nature, business guidance, and collective action for consistent and credible nature-based solutions. We support members and engage and act directly on the fast-moving nature agenda.
Major reports are sounding the alarm: urgent action is required to halt the loss of nature. Nature and natural ecosystems provide the foundation for economic growth, human health and prosperity. Land-use change, pollution, the exploitation of natural resources and climate change are the biggest drivers of nature loss. To address these challenges, business guidance and the development of collective action to execute consistent and credible nature-based solutions are critical.
Loss of nature and the climate emergency are increasingly impacting business performance. Consumers, stakeholders and governments expect business to act. Science-based targets and protocols and business-led solutions will make critical contributions. The direction of travel is: zero net loss of nature from 2020; net positive by 2030; full recovery by 2050. Companies must be prepared to show action, adopt nature-based solutions and science-based targets for nature, and commit to an apex goal for nature.
The Nature Action project is working with external partners and members to support (1) the development of science-based targets for nature, (2) to provide guidance on nature-based solutions and (3) to showcase business leadership in key Nature and Climate events with consistent policy enablers. This cross-sector project supports members as they engage in and act on this agenda while building business alignment, solutions and collective action in three systems: food, land and ocean use; infrastructure and the built environment; and energy and extractives.