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Australia’s nature is everyone’s business
Nature underpins our lives, our health, and our economy. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.
Acknowledging our reliance on nature, the urgency of the twin global crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, and the unique role Australia can play in turning both around, we join the call for Australia to support ambitious global goals for nature to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and achieve a Nature Positive world by 2030.
The world’s biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history. 1 million species globally are threatened with extinction. Earth’s ecosystems, that underpin our prosperity, are deteriorating at an unprecedented rate.
We know that healthy societies, resilient economies, and thriving businesses rely on nature being in good health. With its ancient but fragile landscapes and unique wildlife, Australia has more at stake than most. But it is also blessed with uncommon opportunities to transition.
A Nature Positive world will deliver prosperity for Australia.
Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade, and businesses and communities must work together with Governments to transform the way we produce and consume.
We will make every effort to address our responsibility to protect and restore nature through our investments and business practices, and stand ready to support all governments to do the same.
We encourage Australia to work with other nations to agree a Global Biodiversity Framework at COP15 that includes a mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and set us on a path to be nature positive by 2030, supported by clear, transformative goals and targets to embed the value of nature in all decision-making and require businesses to act.
Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let's protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources.
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We know that healthy societies, resilient economies, and thriving businesses rely on nature being in good health.
But the world’s biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history. Right now, one million species globally are threatened with extinction and the ecosystems that underpin our prosperity are deteriorating at an unprecedented rate. Few countries have more at stake than Australia.
This year at COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, nations will come together to finalise a new Global Biodiversity Framework – a set of goals and targets for the next 10 years that countries will try to deliver together, for nature. It’s the most important decision for nature in a decade.
To ensure governments take a whole-of-economy approach to setting and meeting clear, science-based goals for nature, it’s vital that the business community demonstrates its support.
Businesses from all sectors can show their support for a nature-positive economy by signing our joint statement from Australian businesses in support of a nature positive global biodiversity framework.
For more background on the global goals for nature and COP15 visit ACF's blog. For further queries or information on how your businesses can be a champion for nature, please email ACF Business and Nature Lead, Nathaniel Pelle at [email protected].