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This article was originally posted on Wonderpost

Risk and ecosystems researcher Alan Laubsch explains why now is the time to make a savvy investment, both for the future of your finances and for that of the planet.


“The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave us hope for the future. But in order to keep temperature increase under 2 degrees C, there is an urgent need for immediate action. In addition to reducing emissions, mitigating the CO2 already in the atmosphere is equally important. Protecting the world’s rainforests and restoring lost mangrove forests are essential in reaching the desired goals. One of the countries with the greatest need for mangrove restoration is Myanmar.  Worldview International Foundation’s pioneering project, “Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park”, with 2 million new trees and millions more to come, is an example of a practical solution to the biggest challenge of our time.” – Eric Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Long ignored, natural capital now offers the most promising long term investment opportunities compared to any other asset class (bonds, equities, currencies). Increasingly, the world’s most sophisticated investors are recognizing that nature is the real gold, and making profitable investments which turn ecology into economy…”

Read on at: Wonderpost.