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The case for a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosure

In their report The Case for a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, Global Canopy and Vivid Economics address hot the deterioration of nature, and society’s response to it, creates systemic and material risks for financial institutions – risks that are still largely not understood. Nature and the ecosystem services it provides are essential inputs to businesses across the economy. Policy and social norms are expected to increasingly penalise actions that harm nature. Yet at the same time, business activity and the financial services that support it continue to degrade nature at an unprecedented rate.

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State of World’s plants and fungi 2020

Based in an unprecedented international collabotation bringing together 210 scientists from 97 institutions and 42 countries, the report State of World’s Plants and Fungi 2020 by Royal Botanic Gardens Kew takes an in-depth look at how we can protect and sustainably use the world’s plants and fungi for the benefit of people and the planet. The report highlights that roughly two-fifths of all plant species could be at risk of extinction.

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TEEB for Agriculture and Food: Operational Guidelines for Business

Capitals Coalition announces the launch of the TEEBAgriFood: Operational Guidelines for Business. The TEEBAagriFood – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food – is a study which aims to provide a comprehensive economic evaluation of the eco-agri-food systems nexus. The study brings together scientists, economists, policymakers, business leaders and farmers’ associations to create a comprehensive evaluation framework to guide the analysis of the eco-agri-food systems and break away from the current “silo thinking” approach to evaluation.

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Science-based Targets for Nature: Initial Guidance for Business

Science-based Targets Nature, whose common purpose is to equip companies with guidance for what it means to move from doing “a little less bad” to “doing our fair share” to maintain the global commons, the interrelated Earth system that underpins the health and well-being of humans and all life, has released Science-based Targets for Nature: Initial Guidance for Business.

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Integrating biodiversity into natural capital assessments

Integrating biodiversity into natural capital assessments The Capitals Coalition and Cambridge Conservation Initiative have launch Biodiversity Guidance to enable businesses to better incorporate the value of biodiversity into natural capital assessments and decision-making. This document has been developed as a companion to the Natural Capital

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 It is a final report card on progress against the 20 global biodiversity targets agreed in 2010 with a 2020 deadline, and offers lessons learned and best practices for getting on track. The report calls for a shift away from “business

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