“In an open letter, the chief executives of Unilever, H&M and nine other companies have called on governments to take meaningful action on mass extinctions of wildlife and the collapse of ecosystems or risk “a dead planet”.”
“Letter from CEOs to Heads of State Global businesses call for governments to deliver a meaningful and actionable Global Biodiversity Framework. This content of this letter was originally published in The Guardian on 11 October 2021 Dear Heads of State, The race has started to reverse nature loss and build a nature-positive, net-zero and equitable world. Nature is at a tipping point and time is against us.
We call on your governments to:
- Commit to reverse nature loss by 2030: We need the 1.5 degree climate pledge equivalent for nature. The proposed mission in the Framework is too vague. It is not yet a clear finish line that will drive urgent action by all of us. The mission must provide this clear finish line: reversing nature loss by 2030.
- Adopt ambitious and actionable targets that would become the clear rules for all actors. If you want businesses to urgently accelerate action and innovate, invest and transform their business models then your governments must commit to:
- embed the value of nature in decision-making and disclosure,
- eliminate and redirect all harmful subsidies,
- align all financial flows towards a nature-positive world, and
- ensure production and consumption footprints are within ecological thresholds.
We stand ready to work together with policymakers in all the countries where we operate to work towards a nature-positive world and contribute to the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework when it is adopted.”