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Biodiversity in 2023: What are the key challenges according to experts?

In July, the European Parliament adopted a new law on nature restoration, allowing Europe to continue working towards the agreements of the COP 15, the conference dedicated to biodiversity that was held in Montreal in December 2022. The year 2023 promises to offer even more new milestones in the fight against biodiversity loss - a key topic among BNP Paribas' commitments to the ecological transition. It’s the perfect moment to review what the experts from BNP Paribas and several other organisations working on natural capital issues have to say about the year’s big questions by revisiting the latest edition of Perspectives, the Group’s regular publication giving the floor to specialists in sustainable development.

How can we mobilise funding to reduce threats of marine species?

According to a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), nearly 100% of marine animal and herbal species will be threatened in some places if global warming exceeds 2° C. But in concrete terms, how can we mobilise capital to combat pollution and preserve species? Experts from BNP Paribas Asset Management and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) give us some answers. 

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How can corporations contribute to nature conservation?

Start-ups with a positive impact do not get off the ground overnight, or alone! In order to support them, several actors are mobilizing, such as the Astana Ventures fund or BNP Paribas Asset Management, which is currently working on improving ESG analysis and participates in important international initiatives such as Nature Action 100. The experts from these companies explain how to raise investor awareness and foster a general mobilisation that can produce concrete results such as the creation of new and organic agricultural products.

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What are the new technologies dedicated to biodiversity conservation? 

What is environmental DNA analysis? How can we help marine life to regenerate with ‘underwater gardens’?  The intersection of biodiversity and technology raises several interesting questions as many innovative companies are thinking about creating solutions to preserve nature. In this issue, the founders of two such companies explain their unique tech-driven approach.

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Protecting biodiversity: Is a common language possible? 

Beyond integrating biodiversity as criteria for investments, the complexity of the subject raises several questions at the regulatory level. Here, the Group's experts consider challenges related to ocean mining and, in particular, how companies around the world can agree on two key concepts: measuring their impacts and implementing lasting solutions as Taskforce on Natural Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) prepares to make its final recommendations this fall. 

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