The economic case for putting nature at the heart of Europe’s recovery

Our understanding of the range of benefits that nature-based solutions (NBS) deliver for people around the world is deepening. Apart from having a central role in fighting climate change, NBS can create jobs, filter water, reduce air pollution, provide resilience to extreme weather and regulate local climate.

by Luc Bas and Lucy Almond
Economic case: the benefits of the EU Natura 2000 nature protection network are valued at €200-300 billion per year (image: Marina Mendes from Pixabay)
Economic case: the benefits of the EU Natura 2000 nature protection network are valued at €200-300 billion per year (image: Marina Mendes from Pixabay)

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