Biodiversity as a financial risk

How biodiversity is essential for economic stability

Did you know that over 50% of global GDP (gross domestic product) highly or moderately depends on nature and its ecosystem services? All economic sectors have at least a low dependency. Protecting biodiversity is essential for functioning ecosystem services, economic stability, and prevention of climate change. Therefore, biodiversity loss has to be taken into account as a serious financial risk which, however, only few financial institutions in Germany have realized. Our first blog post on biodiversity will shed light on natural capital, and its role in the economy as well as introduce you to risk categories that reflect how biodiversity decline could materialize in financial losses.

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Angela McClellan

Angela McClellan


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