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Creating a greener footprint is high on agenda of business

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  • Restoration and other natural solutions can deliver one-third of the mitigation needed by 2030 to keep global warming below 2C while also helping societies and economies adapt to climate change

  • Street trees provide a reduction of around 0.5 to 2.0° C in summer maximum air temperatures, benefiting at least 68 million people

  • Forests provide drinking water to one-third of the world’s largest cities; they also support 80%, 75%, and 68% of all amphibian, bird, and mammal species, respectively

  • Half of the world’s GDP is dependent on nature and every dollar invested in restoration creates up to 30 dollars in economic benefits

  • Soil erosion and other forms of degradation are costing the world more than $6 trillion a year in lost food production and other ecosystem services

  • Around $10 trillion in global GDP could be lost by 2050 if ecosystem services continue to decline.

  • Ecosystem degradation can increase contact between humans and wildlife and has been linked to outbreaks of diseases

  • Restoration of forests and other watershed ecosystems could save water utilities in the world’s largest cities $890 million each year in water treatment costs

  • Between now and 2030, the restoration of 350 million hectares of degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems could generate US$9 trillion in ecosystem services and remove up to 26 gigatonnes of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

  • Pandemic recovery plans offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to chart a new path by shifting investments towards a “restoration economy” that can provide millions of green jobs.

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