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Natural capital accounting could help close SDG funding gap

The UN study says protecting and maintaining natural ecosystems provides the highest return on investment (per dollar of investment) © Helen Hotson/Envato
The UN study says protecting and maintaining natural ecosystems provides the highest return on investment (per dollar of investment) © Helen Hotson/Envato

Directing investment towards 9 nature-related Sustainable Development Goals could result in a more than 20-fold return on investment, study shows

Nature investments of $7.4tn between now and 2030 would generate $152tn in return, or $20 for every dollar spent, significantly helping to boost the finance needed to protect the earth’s natural resources and meet nature-related Sustainable Development Goals, says a report by UN-backed economists.

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