The World Economic Forum (WEF) says that investing in “nature-positive” solutions to current job losses and economic uncertainty could create 395 million jobs by 2030.
“We can address the looming biodiversity crisis and reset the economy in a way that creates and protects millions of jobs,” says Head of the Nature Action Agenda at the WEF, Akanksha Khatri.
“We can protect food supplies, make better use of our infrastructure and tap into new energy sources by transitioning to nature-positive solutions.”.
The report is built on real examples of business outcomes which have been improved by economic decisions that respect and improve nature.
President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvardo Quesada said his country has already shown that the transition to a carbon-neutral, nature positive economy was good for “prosperity, jobs and new developments.”.
These systems also create up to 60 per cent of all jobs and make up more than a third of the global economy.
Better management of wild fish supplies, for example, would increase the size of catches adding almost €150bn to the industry and creating 14 million jobs. »