UNEP is taking these investments entirely out of context.

Close to USD 7 trillion is invested globally each year in activities that have a direct negative impact on nature from both public and private sector sources. As a comparison, in 2022 investments in nature-based solutions totaled approximately USD 200 billion. The five industries channeling most of the negative financial flows – construction, electric utilities, real estate, oil and gas, and food and tobacco. To meet the Rio Convention targets on limiting climate change to 1.5C, as well as the Global Biodiversity Framework target to set aside 30 per cent of land and sea by 2030 and achieve land degradation neutrality, finance flows to nature-based solutions must almost triple from current levels (US$200 billion) to reach USD 542 billion per year by 2030 and quadruple to USD 737 billion by 2050.

Will Ferrell: The Campaign by Jay Roach, 2012
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