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The Eco-Insurance Initiative at a glance
25 November 2004
Life-supporting ecosystems provide goods and services that have been valued at a multiple of world GDP. Nevertheless, we are only investing a fraction of what is reasonably required to properly maintain and restore the functions of the ecosystems that sustain our economies, a healthy environment, and life itself; this ?eco-investment gap? amounts exceeds $ 100 billion per year.
According the Eco-Insurance initiative, we can energize a successful transition to a sustainable future, if we use smart incentives to invest in our life-supporting eco-systems. The initiative, co-organised by IES, is graphically illustrated in a two page flyer version of the Eco-Insurance poster presented during the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, 17-25 November 2004.