Dead planet, living planet: biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development

United Nations Environment Programme (2010)

Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind, from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and adding to the foundation of human culture. Together these services have been estimated to be worth over 21-72 trillion USD every year - comparable to the World Gross National Income of 58 trillion USD in 2008.

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