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Water Will Become Very Political in 2023, Says Eurasia Group Analyst | GZERO Media

Water will become very political in 2023, says Eurasia Group analyst

Perhaps the biggest surprise in Eurasia Group's top 10 geopolitical risks for 2023 is No. 10: water scarcity. But you should definitely pay attention to it.

The problem is that we take access to water for granted, says Eurasia Group analyst Franck Gbaguidi.

And while we've kept ignoring the issue, now the global population has hit 8 billion people. What's more, climate change is making water even less plentiful — and therefore more political.

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FULL VOD - TOP RISKS 2023 LIVESTREAM | GZERO Media

Top Risks 2023: A rogue Russia and autocrats threatening the world

What should the world fear more: an increasingly unhinged Vladimir Putin or an unbound Xi Jinping? Will most of the global economy enter a recession next year? And what happens when autocrats master the use of artificial intelligence to undermine democracy around the planet? Eurasia Group experts share their view on the top 10 geopolitical risks for 2023 in this livestream conversation.

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How Do You Measure Nature? | GZERO Media

How measuring nature at the DNA level unlocks financial growth

Katie Critchlow is CEO of NatureMetrics, a company that, well, measures nature. But how?

"We use eDNA; that's all the DNA that's left behind in the environment by every species because every species in the world contains DNA," she explains during the livestream discussion "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

But the animals and plants you see, Critchlow points out, are only a tiny fraction of total life on earth. There's a lot of very small stuff too.

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How To Stop Greenwashing On Biodiversity Investments | GZERO Media

How to stop greenwashing on biodiversity investments

Investors are starting to pay attention to biodiversity. But how can we be sure that interest doesn't result in greenwashing?

With transparency and rigorous information sources, FNZ Group sustainability chief Vian Sharif says during "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," a livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

Also, it's early days for something very complex to measure and report.

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COP15 sign outside the Palais de Congres in Montreal, Canada.

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COP15 seals “30 by 30” deal on protecting biodiversity

The COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, wrapped up on Monday with a much-awaited agreement to protect 30% of land and water considered “important” for biodiversity by 2030.

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What Turned the Blue Planet Gray? | Suntory Livestream | GZERO Media

Reversing biodiversity loss by 2030: "We don't have a choice," says Magali Anderson

What does the world's No. 1 cement maker want from the COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, Canada?

First, a framework for companies. Second, a commitment to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, Magali Anderson, Holcim's chief sustainability and innovation officer, says during the livestream discussion "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

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Biodiversity Loss: Is Nature-Positive The New Net Zero? | GZERO Media

Biodiversity loss: Is nature-positive the new net zero?

The world has been in a climate emergency for years now. But much less attention is paid to biodiversity loss — which is a very big deal since we're on the brink of a sixth mass extinction.

On the heels of the ongoing COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, we gathered experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the gravity of the problem and, more importantly, how to fix it. The solution lies with businesses, although it needs help from policymakers to figure out how to make money in a sustainable way that not only protects life on earth but actually reverses the course of its destruction.

Here are a few highlights from "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," a livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

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The Private Sector’s COP15 Biodiversity Wish List | Suntory Livestream | GZERO Media

COP15 biodiversity wish list for the private sector

What does the private sector expect from the ongoing COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, Canada? Eurasia Group’s Franck Gbaguidi asked three experts during the livestream discussion "Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity," hosted by GZERO in partnership with Suntory.

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