The financial sector as a new agent of change

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving, PBL) has suggested that governments pursuing goals in the field of biodiversity, instead of waiting for an intergovernmental consensus, may need to take a more pragmatic approach aiming at strengthening new non-governmental agents of change. This report discusses whether the financial sector can be such an agent of change, specifically with regard to natural capital accounting and reporting. And if so, what governments can do to harness this potential.

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