UNDP | Moving Mountains: Unlocking Private Capital for Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Current and future generations can continue to benefit from the Earth’s terrestrial and marine species and natural resources only if this biodiversity is protected. The cost of environmental protection—traditionally borne by governments and nongovernment organisations—is high. Yet the cost of not protecting our biodiversity is far greater in that we risk losing the means to sustain life. The conservation of our natural environment and the achievement of sustainable ecosystems will require greater private sector involvement, a rapid upscaling of sustainable businesses and green infrastructure, and new financial arrangements.