Danish Velux Group joins Business for Nature to Reverse Nature Loss


writer icon Tormod Birch     vosk   |   Sustainability     🕐 22. Sep. 2020

The Velux Group has announced that they are joining Business for Nature to urge governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Business for Nature has already been joined by 560 businesses who collectively have a combined revenues of US $4 trillion.

Business for Nature is a global coalition bringing together influential organisations and forward-thinking businesses. Together, they demonstrate business action and amplify a powerful business voice calling for governments to reverse nature loss.

This united commitment comes on the same day as the UN General Assembly adopts its 75th Declaration that recognises the urgent need for Member States to act to protect our planet and build back better.

Alongside Walmart, Citigroup, Microsoft, JD.com, Hitachi, IKEA, Unilever, Axa, Mahindra Group and H&M, the Velux Group urges governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade through the following statement:

"Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Governments must adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade. Together let's protect, restore and sustainably use our natural resources."

"The planet is facing a serious climate and nature crisis and this requires extraordinary action. According to our values as a company, we strive to do more than most, so that’s why we have joined the Business for Nature, as we’voe made a strong commitment to take responsibility for not only our future but also the company’s entire historical CO2 through protection and restoration of invaluable original forests," said David Briggs, CEO of the VELUX Group.

Business for Nature is thrilled that such a vast amount of businesses have stepped forward with the ambition of influencing discussions in the run-up to delivering a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

It follows recent and widespread calls from conservation, development and humanitarian organisations, faith groups, cities, indigenous peoples and youth groups for more ambitious action on nature in order to protect human and planetary health.

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