As a result of the agreement reached at COP21, financial infrastructures to address climate change are being created, and encourage trillions of dollars of investment for adaptation to climate change. In the Caribbean, projects are focusing on stabilizing shorelines, reducing flooding, improving public access and protecting the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and the valuable services they provide.
Animal, plant and marine biodiversity comprise the "natural capital" that keeps our ecosystems functional and economies productive.
Collaboration between Dow and The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that valuing nature can be profitable for business.
Coral reefs are worth £6tn a year in services they provide for people - almost four times as much as the UK economy - an assessment of the value of natural assets has found in the ‘Earth Index’ drawn up for BBC Earth.