In recent years, the global economy has become increasingly linked to the health of the environment. Rapid industrialization and economic growth have placed immense pressure on ecosystems worldwide, causing climate change, biodiversity loss, and other serious environmental problems.
At the same time, many communities are now realizing that a healthy environment is vital for sustaining economic growth. A growing body of evidence shows that economies suffer when ecosystems are degraded. For example, fish stocks decline as coral reefs disappear, agricultural productivity declines as soils erode; and timber resources dwindle as forests are cleared. Read More