The UN’s ambitious new sustainable development goals include the goal of halting biodiversity loss by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals have generated a lot of comments and have raised the question of whether it is possible to turn lofty wishes into real policies. An article in The Lancet magazine even considers sustainable development goals as “fairy tales.”

In business, biodiversity conservation and related concepts of “natural capital” are becoming mainstream. For example, the Natural Capital Coalition is developing an economic case to evaluate natural ecosystems and includes some of the largest commercial, accounting, and consulting firm procurements.

Loss of biodiversity can be mitigated and reversed. This will take some time. Everyone must move in the same direction and change direction. From now until 2030, the implementation time of the new sustainable development goals is crucial to achieving this goal.

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article in The Lancet

 

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