Central Banks reports economic stability threaten by the loss of Biodiversity

Central Banks reports economic stability threaten by the loss of Biodiversity


DILI, 25 march 2022 (TATOLI)- Central Banks have reported that the economic stability loss is threatened by the loss of biodiversity.

According to a note published by the Central Bank, the official link, today, said Central Banks have underestimated the significant threat posed by significant loss.

It is warming that financial institutions and businesses are destroying the natural assets that they depend on.

While climate change is increasingly factored into calculations of systemic economic risks, the report by central bankers, financial supervisors, and academics said the comparable threats from the biodiversity crisis had only recently begun to be appreciated.

Chairman of the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System, Ravi Menon, said in his foreword to the report that, Biodiversity supports all life on our planet.

“But we are eroding this biodiversity at a pace that is severely damaging the natural ecosystems that provide us with food, water, and clean air. This, in turn, could pose significant risks to economic, financial and social stability.”

The report, compiled with input from dozens of central banks, comes amid international negotiations in Geneva to thrash out a global deal to protect nature up to mid-century that has been compared to the Paris Agreement for climate change.

Some 200 nations are set to sign off on this biodiversity framework, which includes a proposal to protect 30 percent of the world’s habitats, at the UN’s COP15 conference later this year in China.

The new report stressed the impact the financial system can make on biodiversity, through lending, investment, and insurance choices.

 It is caused by the human being’s Appetite for destruction. The effect is referring to economic development.

It also underscored how dependent economic and financial systems are on healthy and functioning ecosystems and the risks that arise when these natural processes are damaged.

For example, crop yields are threatened by losses of pollinator species, which are caused by the destruction and break-up of habitats, pesticide pollution, and climate change.

Meanwhile, deforestation can cause changes not just to the local habitat, but the hydrological cycle as well, it said, noting research suggesting human pressures could cause the Amazon rainforest to pass a tipping point that would transform it into a savannah.

The Inter-American Development Bank has estimated that policies to prevent the Amazon from reaching this threshold curbing deforestation, investing in sustainable agriculture, and improving fire management would generate approximately $339.3 billion in additional wealth.

Researchers did, however, also warn that transition to a global economy that protects nature creates its own potential challenges.

“It’s not that these government policies are wrong,” said Nick Robins, of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, who was co-chair of the study group behind the report.

“It’s just that maybe the current investments of these businesses and financial institutions are misaligned with a healthy ecosystem.” He said

The report said some countries had begun to take action, but it urged central banks to come up with a coordinated global response to the biodiversity crisis.

“Inaction is also a choice” with inherent costs, said Robins, stressing that threats to nature should be integrated into the risk outlooks and calculations of central banks.

“Biodiversity loss is a threat to financial stability,” he concluded

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Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo


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