WWF UK's Tanya Steele: 'A fifth of countries are on the verge of ecosystem collapse'

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VIDEO: Sneak preview of Steele's chat with James Murray ahead of BusinessGreen's Net Zero Nature summit this week

"A fifth of countries around the world are effectively on the verge of ecosystem collapse," WWF UK's chief executive Tanya Steele tells BusinessGreen.

The conservation NGO chief's comments offer a sneak preview of her fascinating recent chat with BusinessGreen editor in chief James Murray about the sheer scale of the nature and net zero crises facing not just the planet, but the economy - and crucially why and how businesses need to make tackling them a priority.

"This is something that businesses need to do, but actually this is something that policymakers and government's need to do," Steel continues. "And businesses need to play a part in that; in influencing that change and that approach moving forward."

The full interview is being released in just a few days' time at BusinessGreen's inaugural Net Zero Nature Summit on Thursday (27th May), at which a host of global experts, business leaders, NGOs and innovators are also set to appear to discuss challenges and opportunities of nature positive business.

Among them are Environment Minister Rebecca Pow, leading economist Sir Partha Dasgupta, Unilever's Thomas Lingard, Green Finance Institute CEO Rhian-Mari Thomas, Tesco's Anna Turrell and the World Economic Forum's Akanksha Khatri, and many more

To join them all and well as hundreds of other business leaders on 27th May to discuss the nature's role in the net zero transition, there is still time to register by clicking here.

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