In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), we can’t do this without thinking about how to put natural capital to work for its people.
Over the last century, our species has increasingly dominated the earth, expanding, developing, growing … but also polluting and depleting our non-renewable resources, creating irreversible losses in biodiversity.
As last year's news headlines have made all too clear, nature is in a state of emergency.
“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch — a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP
Leading thinkers in environmental economics and conservation are asking a pressing question. Why are we ignoring the destruction of the living world?