Key Takeaways

Putting Nature First: A $10 Trillion Opportunity

Putting Nature First: A $10 Trillion Opportunity

Business as usual is no longer an option. The world is reaching irreversible tipping points for nature and climate and $44 trillion – over half of the global GDP – is potentially threatened. Fighting climate change is not enough to address the crisis. A fundamental transformation is required across three socio-economic systems: food, land and ocean use; man-made infrastructure; and energy and extractives, according to a World Economic Forum report released this week. There is a big incentive for business to spearhead the drive. The report identifies 15 systemic transitions that could create annual opportunities worth $10 trillion and 395 million jobs by 2030. Read on to get the report’s key takeaways.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.