More than 560 biggest companies of the world, on September 21, called on the governments to initiate action to reverse the accelerating destruction of the natural world and support broader efforts to fight climate change.
“Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let’s protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources,” the companies said.
Companies with combined revenues of 4 trillion U.S. dollars including Citigroup, Microsoft, IKEA, Unilever, AXA and Walmart signed up to a statement that called for action over the next decade. And this urge comes ahead of the biodiversity summit to be organised by the United Nations later this month. The summit aims to build momentum towards constructing a new global pact to prevent threats to nature demonstrated by recent fires in the Amazon and California.