As the COP21 negotiations take place in Paris, it’s important to note that ecosystem services also can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to conserve and expand carbon sinks. At the same time, the natural functions of ecosystems can support human life in the face of the negative effects of climate change, such as heat waves, floods or droughts.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its member companies are proud to take action through the Natural Infrastructure for Business platform launched in Paris today. The online platform was developed by WBCSD in collaboration with CH2M, the Nature Conservancy, program co-chairs Dow and Shell, as well as more than 30 companies.
Read the full GreenBiz article by Peter Bakker (WBCSD) and Neil Hawkins (Dow) here.