A recent report co-authored by the International Labour Organization shows that if investment in nature-based solutions (NbS) is tripled, the implementation of nature-based solutions could:
- create 20 million jobs
- protect biodiversity and the climate
- restore depleted land
To achieve this, governments and businesses would need to form a broad-based coalition with youth.
These jobs would provide decent work with fair pay for the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet. Mainly in rural areas. At present most investment in nature-based solutions takes place in rich countries. However, out of the 75 million people already employed in NbS, 96 per cent live in Asia and the Pacific and in lower-middle income countries.
Go to the full ILO-UNEP-IUCN report.
This report has been compiled by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Photo: Ranger patrolling forest on Java, Indonesia by Dhana Kencana / Climate Visuals Countdown