Nature-positive investments are cost-effective and sustainable ways to address the urgent problems of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.
Sustainable infrastructure and management of natural resources, including agricultural land, forests, wildlife, water, and air is critical to health, economies, and well-being.
Oceans are Asia-Pacific's economic heartbeat. The Blue Economy—including tourism, fisheries, and aquaculture—is a major contributor to the region's prosperity and livelihoods.
Asia and the Pacific GDP at risk
from nature loss
Asia and the Pacific are at the heart of the global biodiversity crisis, with 63% of the region’s GDP at risk from nature loss.
Economic costs of health effects
from air pollution in Asia
The economic costs of the health effects of air pollution in Asia is estimated at $1.7 trillion, or 10% of the region’s annual GDP.
Aquaculture and fisheries
Asia and the Pacific accounts for the majority of the world’s aquaculture and fisheries, and demand for seafood is projected to rise as populations grow.