It is in this heart of collaboration that the Natural Capital Coalition, together with the IDEEA Group and supported by over 20 organisations, launches this statement on Combining Forces on Natural Capital. It is particularly relevant that this statement of collaboration is launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital, where leading voices in the movement meet every two years, to plowshare best practice, enduring challenges and build further collaborations.
While advance to date has largely taken position in little pockets, in arrange to move fore we need to ramp up our efforts and move beyond talking with supporters and “ the convert ”.
For this, we need leaders who can establish spaces for dialogue and exploitation, and who can ensure that technical foul debates do not form a barrier to progress, that we take full moon advantage of the diversity of skills and feel already engaged, and that the big photograph is always kept in judgment. I encourage you to take the opportunity to read the affirmation, to share it within your organisations, to sign on, and to join us as we move towards a better understanding and appreciation of the complex and beautiful world in which we live. Carl Obst is Director of the Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting (IDEEA Group), and Lead Author of the United Nation’s System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (UN SEEA).