What’s it about in short: Launch of the documentary “Banking Nature”
When was it released: June 27, 2015
By whom: FERN
More info: http://www.fern.org/publications/presentations/banking-nature-will-putting-price-nature-protect-it and https://youtu.be/7DoMQ229Vf8
On 23 June, the European Parliament hosted a screening of the documentary Banking Nature, which questions the role that markets play in protecting biodiversity, followed by a debate about the role the EU should play in supporting innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity protection.
At the heart of the discussion was acceptance that nature is in crisis. If we continue to lose biodiversity at the present speed and scale, the future provision of the most basic of human needs such as food, clean water and clean air could be at risk.
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