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It’s not too late to make Canada a world biodiversity champion with conservation finance

  • The Hill Times
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  • Dec 9, 2020
It’s not too late to make Canada a world biodiversity champion with conservation finance

On top of COVID-19 and climate change, a biodiversity crisis is coming in the next 10-15 years, but it’s not too late to help, says Diane-Laure Arjaliès.

In her-op-ed for The Hill Times, Arjaliès, an assistant professor of Managerial Accounting and Control, General Management, and Sustainability, writes about the benefits of financial instruments, such as conservation impact bonds, in Canada’s fight against the biodiversity crisis.

"If Canada chose to invest today in nature-based climate solutions, such as restoring wetlands or building ecosystem corridors, the country could become one of the most resilient economies and societies on the planet when the biodiversity crisis hits in the next decade," writes Arjaliès. “Conservation finance, or the channelling of capital towards the protection of ecosystems, is one of the solutions."

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