Biodiversity valuation

Biodiversity valuation

December 4, 2023

How measuring the value of biodiversity can help avoid an ecological collapse and fight climate change

In the last half-century, our planet has witnessed a dramatic decline in wildlife populations, with a staggering 70 percent shrinkage. This biodiversity loss poses a critical threat to our environment, and without immediate action, we stand on the brink of an ecological catastrophe and potential climate disaster. Our comprehensive study delves into the heart of this issue, presenting a groundbreaking approach to biodiversity valuation and its critical role in shaping a sustainable future.

"The true role of biodiversity will mostly be felt when it’s too late. The value of biodiversity for our nations and companies is far too important to ignore."
Portrait of Hani Tohme
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Middle East
Abu Dhabi Office, Middle East
"Adopting ecosystem services valuation and advanced technology monitoring is crucial to tackle the biodiversity crisis."
Portrait of Claire Pernet
Paris Office, Western Europe

Global Awareness and the Shift in Business Models

The awareness of the biodiversity crisis is growing globally. However, real change demands a shift in how businesses operate. Our study emphasizes the necessity for companies to adapt their economic models, incorporating biodiversity valuation into their financial considerations. By translating the value of biodiversity into economic terms, businesses can comprehend the true costs and benefits of their projects, leading to more informed and responsible decision-making.

The Power of Biodiversity Valuation

Biodiversity valuation is more than a tool; it's a paradigm shift in policy-making and economic development. It provides a universal language that bridges the gap between conservationists, policymakers, and business leaders. This study outlines a pioneering five-step approach to implementing biodiversity valuation in practice. This method not only promotes sustainable development but also paves the way for a unified effort against ecological collapse and climate change.

A Collaborative Effort for a Sustainable Future

The urgency of addressing the biodiversity crisis cannot be overstated. Our study highlights how governments and businesses can collaboratively spearhead this essential transition. We have engaged with several prominent figures in biodiversity valuation and conservation, integrating their valuable insights into our research. Their perspectives illuminate the path forward, showcasing the power of combined efforts in combating the looming threat to our planet.

As public and regulatory pressures mount, businesses will inevitably need to incorporate biodiversity valuation in their strategies. Our study not only presents a practical approach but also serves as a call to action for all stakeholders. The time to act is now; the future of our planet depends on it.


Biodiversity valuation


This comprehensive study delves into the heart of the issue of biodiversity loss, presenting a groundbreaking approach to biodiversity valuation and its critical role in shaping a sustainable future.

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