Many questions remained unanswered in Davos. One answer the World Economic Forum delivered: Nature is on. 100% of our economy relies on nature, 50% is immediately dependant and USD 4 trillion are under immediate threat if nature deteriorates. The Montreal decision to stop and revert the loss of nature is now rippling through government agendas, regulatory bodies, capital markets and value chains. Soon, it will change land-use decision by land-use decision. About a third of the conversations in Davos centred around the theme of nature and biodiversity. At this critical “Montreal moment” the team of The Landbanking Group enjoyed the conversations with organizations such as United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), UNDP, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Global Commons Alliance, NatureFinance, Climate-KIC, Capitals Coalition, and Nature Data Alliance, as well as scientists, NatureTech companies, accounting firms, consultancies, financial institutions, insurers, and companies in the food, energy, and mining sectors.
All our conversations confirmed the growing awareness that nature is critical infrastructure that requires investment to be maintained and expanded, like any other infrastructure. New political and cultural norms must and will evolve to redefine our relationship to nature. As will markets that enable and reward nature investment. Building the trusted infrastructure for private and public investments into natural capital, that is the mission of The Landbanking Group.