NATURE-BASED ENTERPRISES-DELIVERING THE GREEN DEAL
Demand for nature-based solutions to climate change has increased exponentially in line with recognition that they could provide around 30% of the mitigation required to stabilise global warming to below 2oC (Seddon et al 2019). The concept of nature-based solutions has now been mainstreamed by policy makers from the UN to the EC and in July 2020 the IUCN published the first global standard for nature-based solutions to further increase take-up.
To support the development of this new sustainable economic sector, Connecting Nature has developed a new global platform which directly connects market demand (cities and private sector ‘buyers’ of nature-based solutions) with supply (innovative enterprises supplying sustainable nature-based solutions).
This new platform will be launched by John Bell, the Director of the EC’s Healthy Planet strategy as part of a webinar event on the nature-based economy on 21st October 2020.