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Will Nature Go Mainstream in 2021?

January 29, 2021 |

This article was originally published on The Nature Conservancy.

“One of the many things we’ve learned from the global shock of COVID-19 is just how intertwined humanity is with nature. A wildlife-borne pathogen has infected more than 70 million people, disrupted global supply chains, spotlighted inequities and exposed new vulnerabilities in our financial systems: the costs of our broken relationship with nature are startlingly clear.

As we set our collective vision toward global recovery in 2021, recognizing and making decisions based on nature’s value will be essential for building a better world. Whether it’s for our physical health or our fiscal health, it’s clear that we need nature now.

This year, world leaders will convene for long-delayed meetings to agree on a new framework for protecting biodiversity and increased global climate commitments that will guide efforts to save the planet for the next ten years. But setting ambitious targets at these meetings presents a new start, not an end, to the work ahead. We won’t be able to follow through on these goals if we don’t make nature part of the mainstream in our economies, societies and everyday lives…”

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