Biodiversity in Asia-Pacific

A series of Policy Briefs

With the support of KAS RECAP, Eco-Business will publish a series of research papers on biodiversity. The policy briefs will explore finance for biodiversity, the value of biodiversity in Asia’s megacities and biodiversity and the ocean.

1) Accounting for Nature: financing solutions for our planet's natural systems 

While COP15 may have stalled, efforts to protect biodiversity cannot afford to. The biodiversity crisis poses as great a risk to human life as climate change but has a fraction of the public profile and remains an economic externality. Nevertheless, tackling nature-related risks is set to become a new frontier for sustainable business and finance, according to Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and co-chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). Policymakers, financial institutions and companies are confronted with the difficult balance of harnessing natural capital while mitigating their impact on the planet. How to raise the cash to protect the ecosystems we depend on and improve how we account for natural capital poses a stiff challenge for corporates, governments, asset managers and financial institutions.

Read the report: https://www.eco-business.com/research/accounting-for-nature-financing-solutions-for-our-planets-natural-systems/


Dr. Christian Hübner


Leiter des Regionalprogramms Energiesicherheit und Klimawandel Asien und Pazifik

christian.huebner@kas.de +852 28822245