Posted on 19 September 2021

More and more people around the world understand that we must stop destroying the natural world we all rely on for our well-being and survival – and start restoring it. In recent weeks, we have seen some hopeful signs in our efforts to achieve a “nature-positive” future. These include seriously important commitments made at a WWF-backed event, with strong participation from world leaders, that took place alongside the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Among the many announcements made at the event was a US$5 billion pledge to support nature conservation from nine organizations, and a commitment by 75 financial institutions, with assets worth €12 trillion, to protect and restore nature through their finance activities and investments. This momentous news comes just days after many governments and NGOs, including WWF, came together to support global action against nature loss at the IUCN World Conservation Congress – one of the world’s most important nature conservation events. More than 90 world leaders now support a global goal to reverse nature loss by 2030. But these commitments must be matched by action – and every one of us can play our part in making this happen.