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Biodiversity and Nature

Nature is in crisis. Wildlife populations have declined by an average of 69% in the past 50 years according to the World Wildlife Foundation’s 2022 Living Planet Report. The impact that continued biodiversity loss will have on our economies cannot be understated. It is estimated that $44 trillion of global GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its related services.

The attention of governments, central banks, investors and businesses is increasingly focused on these issues, understanding their financial impacts and taking action to both halt the losses and reverse these trends. Businesses are also starting to decide how to reflect biodiversity issues in their decision-making and disclosures.

While biodiversity and nature risks pose very real physical and transitional challenges, it will also drive significant opportunities as part of the transition to a nature positive economy. It is estimated that $700 billion of investments is needed per year to reverse the global biodiversity crisis. Businesses that act early will benefit from doing so, building resilient supply chains and navigate this increasingly complex regulatory landscape.

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TNFD publishes list of nature disclosure early adopters

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EU Nature Restoration Law formally approved by the Council

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Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

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Biodiversity loss: Regulatory trends in the UK and EU

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EU: Commission publishes proposals on food waste, textile waste and soil health

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Deforestation Regulation: EU imposes new due diligence duties on operators and traders

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CSRD: European Commission publishes draft delegated act with first set of sustainability reporting standards

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European Commission publishes Taxonomy Delegated Acts with criteria for remaining four environmental objectives and additional criteria for climate

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Cutting back on cutting down: UK consults on deforestation proposals

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Tech and Biodiversity Conference

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How Linklaters can help

  • Advising on regulations and regulatory developments relevant to biodiversity and nature
  • Developing biodiversity-related strategies and policies

  • Advising on biodiversity and nature in the context of financings including project financings and sustainability-linked financing instruments
  • Helping asset managers setting up biodiversity focused funds in line with market practice and regulatory expectations (including the SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation)

  • Biodiversity credits
  • Advising on the disclosures, including pursuant to the TNFD framework

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