Investment in nature-based solutions will be key to net zero - BNP Paribas Asset Management

Are forests the next big asset class for sustainability? Robert-Alexandre Poujade, Biodiversity Lead at BNP Paribas Asset Management, argues that nature-based solutions are an underexposed area for investors to support the net-zero transition.

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... Reaching the aims of the Paris Agreement and limiting the global rise in temperatures to well below 2C will require cutting CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. Cutting emissions requires a major focus and effort across the economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we must invest in activities that remove CO2 from the atmosphere if we are to meet the Paris aims. However, it is also important to stress that natural carbon cycles and nature-based solutions will be a key part of the response to climate change.

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