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Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Water Scarcity

Over the past 50 years, humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history. This has resulted in a substantial loss in the diversity of life on Earth. It is time to integrate in our models the interaction with ecosystems and our impact on biodiversity.


Agriculture – 24% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface is cultivated More

Ecosystems – 60% degradation of ecosystem services like fresh water, capture fisheries, air and water purification, climate regulation More

Coral reefs – 20% of the world’s coral reefs lost and an additional 20% degraded More



Ecosystem services – Degradation impacting food, medicines, clean water, climate stability, pollination, disease-control, food-chain stability, cultural diversity and oxygen


Insights & Opportunities

Accounting for deforestation – The costs of forest ecosystem services lost due to deforestation in China were estimated to US$ 12 billion per annum over the period from 1950 to 1998 More

Tools – Initiatives are underway to provide a framework for improving corporate decision-making through valuing ecosystem services More