Living in Harmony with Nature
Approach and Policy
The international community agreed to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets at CBD/COP10 in 2010, seeking to halt the global deterioration of biodiversity, and various efforts were made around the world through the target year of 2020. Unfortunately, the consensus today is that almost none of the targets were achieved.
Based on the above conclusion, the international community is developing a TNFD framework that requires companies to disclose nature-related risks and opportunities in order to leverage funding markets for corporate activities to halt biodiversity deterioration.
Despite the benefits people receive from ecosystems on a daily basis, such as water, air, and food, it is difficult to notice the ongoing degradation of these ecosystems. People often do not see biodiversity as an issue relevant to their own lives. One reason for this is that in many cases, the places where the ecosystems that produce the benefits exist are located far from the urban areas where the majority live.
For this reason, people need to view biodiversity issues intentionally as problems in which everyone is involved. When making decisions or taking actions in business and various day-to-day settings, it must become second nature to consider the impacts on biodiversity. In other words, biodiversity concern must be “mainstreamed.”