According to this new report by the IPBES, more than 3,500 out of the 37,000 alien species that have been introduced by many human activities to regions and biomes around the world pose major global threats to nature, economy, food security and human health.

As nature-related disclosures are set to become a business norm, this report assesses the readiness of financial institutions to build on their climate reporting towards holistic climate and nature disclosures.

Forests are an important component of natural capital and deliver a broad range of ecosystem services that underpin human well-being.

Productive natural ecosystems are being lost and degraded by poorly planned and managed commercial and small-scale livelihood activities in Zimbabwe, and threats will be further exacerbated by climate change.

Glaciers in Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalaya could lose up to 75% of their volume by century’s end due to global warming, causing both dangerous flooding and water shortages for the 240 million people who live in the mountainous region, according to this report by the ICIMOD.

Nature-based solutions for green infrastructure – such as managing fresh water flows, improving agricultural productivity or planting native vegetation – provide multiple benefits to people, communities and their environment.

Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests global synthesis report is the most comprehensive knowledge review on kelp to date, revealing the state of science on the world’s kelp forests and providing recommended actions to build the recovery of the world’s kelp forests.

Although measurements of biodiversity-related financial risks are in their infancy, several metrics and indicators are available to assess their impacts and dependencies in the financial system, and approaches are emerging to translate biodiversity risks into financial risks.

The Nature Risk Profile: A Methodology for Profiling Nature Related Dependencies and Impacts guideline aims to enable the financial sector to measure and address nature-related risk by providing scientifically robust and actionable sustainability analytics on nature impacts and dependencies.

This report finds that of the 979 hydropower dams currently operating in the 25 cloud forest countries, more than half depend on water from cloud forests, representing billions of dollars of electricity production that take nature’s ecosystem services for granted.