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Tuesday, November 17 2020 - 03:54
Foundations: Turning G20 stimulus packages into game changers for climate and biodiversity
BEIJING, BERLIN, and WASHINGTON, November 17, 2020, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

New study stresses the pivotal role of 'Nature-based Solutions' in addressing 
the crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change and global pandemics 

In the run-up to the G20 summit in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, on November 
21/22, a new report prepared by an expert from the World Resource Institute 
(WRI) and co-authors from other centres of expertise calls for Nature-based 
Solutions to play a pivotal role in responding to three of the highest risks to 
humankind: biodiversity loss, climate change and emergence of zoonotic 
diseases. The "Nexus Report: Nature Based Solutions to the Biodiversity and 
Climate Crisis" [ ] highlights in 
particular the need for significantly increased protection and restoration 
schemes with a focus on tropical forests and coastal ecosystems. It was jointly 
released today by three international foundations: the German-based global 
Foundations Platform F20, the Wyss Campaign for Nature in the U.S.A. and the 
Chinese Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology. 

The foundations call on the G20 nations to integrate Nature Based Solutions as 
a core element into their economic stimulus packages as one of the most 
promising pathways to achieve one the key objectives set for the summit: 
Safeguarding the planet. "We expect the G20 to demonstrate the political 
leadership that is required now to turn Nature-based Solutions into an 
integrated multi-lateral response to the intertwined crisis of biodiversity 
loss, climate change and global pandemics", said Stefan Schurig, Secretary 
General F20, on behalf of the three foundations.
A recent report 
ober-release.pdf ] by Vivid Economics and the Finance for Biodiversity 
Initiative underlines the urgency and importance of addressing major 
shortcomings of the current economic stimulus packages launched by the G20 
nations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Press release in full length [ ] 

Stefan Schurig
Secretary General
Brian O'Donnell

SOURCE: Campaign for Nature