Open letter: 119 experts call to protect nature from the “nature positive economy”

119 experts from academia and civil society have signed an open letter highlighting their concerns about and rejection of the so-called “nature positive economy”, currently being promoted by the World Economic Forum, the WWF, some big lobbies and the European Commission amongst others, ahead of the COP15. While its name sounds innocuous and cheerful enough, …

EU restoration law: discreetly promoting the financialisation of biodiversity destruction

On 22 June 2022, the European Commission published a legislative proposal for a nature restoration law. While this proposal contains many welcome measures, such as curbing the use of pesticides, it also puts forward very worrying proposals to put a price on nature, to base critical conservation on short-term cost-benefit analyses, and to set up …