Call for Action by Business for Nature

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Call for Action by Business for Nature

More than 560 companies with revenues of US$ 4 trillion call on governments to act now to reverse nature loss.

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21 September 2020: On the same day as the UN General Assembly adopts its 75th declaration that recognizes the urgent need for Member States to act to protect our planet and build back better, more than 560 companies with combined revenue of US$ 4 trillion, including Walmart, Citigroup, Microsoft,, Hitachi, IKEA, Unilever, Axa, Mahindra Group and H&M urge governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade through the following statement: "Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let's protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources."

Business for Nature’s Call to Action is the first time so many businesses have stepped forward with the ambition of influencing discussions in the run up to delivering a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. It follows recent and widespread calls from Conservation, Development and Humanitarian Organizations, Faith Groups, Cities, Indigenous Peoples and Youth groups for more ambitious action on nature to protect human and planetary health.

More than 560 businesses from 54 countries, employing 9.5 million people and across all sectors are calling on governments to act with courage and urgency by putting nature front and centre of policymaking. Without doing so, we simply will not be able to meet the 1.5C climate target set out in the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 or prevent a catastrophic loss of biodiversity.

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