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Institutional capture via language: what do UNDP, ECB, OECD, EU Commission & an environmentally minded MEP have in common? They all endorsed consciously or not a contested reconceptualisation of #nature & human life at last week' #beyondgrowth event…… 1/11
@spietikainen started the panel by stating: "let's assume (..) that we all agree already that GDP is flawed and not the right measure and that we need a new metering system that includes the planetary boundaries, the #naturalcapital and the social wellbeing of humans." 2/11
While we know Sirpa and do not doubt her intentions, the reference to #naturalcapital - a simplistic and contested reconceptualisation of #nature - is extremely problematic and shows the level of linguistic capture on the issue of conservation. 3/11
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Al Gore ( WEF syndic) et al. sont TELLEMENT PRÉOCCUPÉS par le climat qu'ils sont en train de transformer l'ensemble de la nature en une nouvelle classe d'actifs - où ils POSSÉDERONT la nature, géreront/contrôleront et profiteront de la nature via les "sociétés d'actifs naturels".
#NaturePositive, #VoiceForThePlanet, #NewDealForNature

La financiarisation de la nature, commercialisée avec une imagerie et un langage holistiques émotionnels, dirigée par WEF, WWF et Al Gore.

C'est la capture des biens communs par les entreprises, à l'échelle mondiale.
#NaturePositive les fondateurs incluent #BusinessForNature (lancé le 2 juillet 2019 lors de la réunion annuelle des nouveaux champions du WEF en Chine et des conférences de Trondheim #Biodiversity en Norvège).

Business For Nature
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The idea that "environmental groups" are shocked over #CocaCola as sponsor of #COP27 is vacuous. If anything, this validates the vast corporate dominance accelerated over past 2.5 yrs, in tandem w/ #NGO "together" project of citizenry/state/corporation over past decade+.

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To the corporate world & global finance, this is a signal, a nod, to the triumph of nature as a new asset class. Those with money will own nature.

#NetZero is not about climate or protecting nature, it is about financial markets.

#NaturePositive… Image
"...we would like to see you prioritise policies [] as part of a robust #netzero strategy... Acting now [] could [] deliver huge economic benefits... corps signing the letter are [] #CocaCola [] #BNP ... Supporting the letter [include] We Mean Business...…
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Morning all. With #NaturalCapital exercising rural/eco/farming/tweedy twitter like never before mostly thanks to @Rebirding1 who has managed to unite the Scots Nats, Eco Marxists, Countryside Alliance, ecologist academics and assorted greenish types in a truly extraordinary way.
Here are my utterly worthless views to stir the pot, offer up a few sacred cows for consideration and hopefully stimulate debate. (I’m doing this on my unlocked account to get outside of the normal echo chamber but most of you known my identity or can guess...)
This isn’t a comment on @Realwildestates - they’re currently little more than some PowerPoint and an expensive board of big hitters who’ve stumbled into a swamp of their own slightly cloth-eared making. They’ll not be interested in my views or my land, I’m far too insignificant.
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#Business For #Nature is shaping UN #CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Over 900 corporations endorse campaign "Nature is Everyone’s Business".

You may recognize the names - many, the very entities responsible for the ongoing annihilation of the natural world: ImageImageImageImage
Sept 2015: "Markets & Corporations: The Appointed Stewards of Nature" - "the new economy of ecosystem services, markets & corporate entities will be considered the custodians (as referred to at COP10) or #stewards of Earth's "#naturalcapital.""…

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“The financial value at stake is mind-boggling – and the business opportunities likely to be created by the shift in the prevailing market paradigm are astonishing…. Who will be the Bill Gates of ecosystem services?” — The #Biosphere Economy, 2010

#natureiseveryonesbusiness ImageImageImageImage
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This is #EarthOvershoot day but also the start of something. What 100 things for the climate are you going to do in the #100DaysOfPossibility between now and #COP26?
1. Wrote a briefing on farm carbon audits for colleagues

(I'll never keep this up for 100 days - but it seems worth a try!)
#100DaysOfPossibility Image
2. My forum with @Galbraith_Rural colleagues generated fantastic discussion on net zero farms. Thanks to this smiley lot who were happy to stay on for this photo to mark the start of something exciting!😃😄🙂😀😁🙃😊😃 #100DaysOfPossibility Image
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This is a learning thread.

A lesson in #language, "purpose" & #NewPower.

From inception, #NetZero was devised as the language to garner uptake/demand from citizenry while simultaneously building a framework to propel #CarbonMarkets, #CCS technology, #NETs, & #nuclear.
Note the panel. Nicole Schwab as moderator (daughter of Klaus Schwab), #naturebasedsolutions, 1TDOTorg, #Gates, #Carney (#ImpactInvesting), Nazareth (regulation), & Bill Winters, chair, Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary #CarbonMarkets.
"#NewPower – The ability to harness the connected crowd to get what you want" – Jeremy Heimans, Purpose/Avaaz/Verifed

Launched Sept 2020 by Carney, the taskforce includes #BlackRock #BP #Saleforce #Shell #Unilever #GoldmanSachs #NaturalCapital Partners:
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Are #NatureBasedSolutions part of the solution or part of the pb?
While the concept was originally interesting there is growing evidence that it has been hijacked by the proponents of neoliberal financialisation of nature aka #naturalcapital & offsetting.
Below are 6 exhibits 1/7
Resolution 059 of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress that defined NbS stated 'it is IUCN’s position that biodiversity offsets can contribute to positive conservation outcomes (...) it could be appropriate for the offset to conserve a different kind of biodiversity'
The list of contributions received under the 2019 UN #NatureBasedSolutions for Climate Manifesto includes projects promoting REDD, REDD+, carbon offset credits, and calling for the inclusion of Nature-Based Solutions in carbon markets.…
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Jan 25 2021: Klaus Schwab on Feb 2020 BC/AC [before/after #covid] moment:

"Major change happened when the US #BusinessRoundtable, which represents major companies in the US, actually issued a statement embracing the stakeholder concept."


Schwab: "The crisis has shown us we need a mindset change & we need also to move from a society where business & governments have very separate tasks, to a society whereas the two #together w/ #civilsociety work hand in hand."

"To Change Everything":…
Schwab: "We still measure only how a company uses the #financialcapital. Whether it's really efficient in terms of
allocation of financial capital. But we should measure how a company, in which way a co., uses #naturalcapital [] so that's the essence of #stakeholdercapitalism." ImageImageImageImage
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There is a crisis in leadership among @bcndp @jjhorgan in making tough (but common sense) decision to cancel #SiteC dam which reporters like @sarahcox_bc have drawn attention to.I'll give you a small personal perspective as scientist working in support of several First Nations 1/
2/ I have testified before Joint Review Panel, published several peer-reviewed studies, advised #BCUC and had informal conversations w @bcndp elected officials on how #SiteC threatens critical ecological resources, that First Nations and others rely upon #naturalcapital 2/
3/ I, others who have tried to engage @bcndp have been met w total silence. They will not engage w critics of #SiteC. I am not naive.This is likely a directive from Premier's Office that caucus is not talk to anyone,choosing to let @jjhorgan make vague talking points instead 3/
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Ahead, as part of the #GreatReset, is the finacialization of nature. "#Ecosystem services" & #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on #WallStreet. This will be the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history.
It must be stopped. @nodealfornature
Assigning monetary value to nature ("#NaturalCapital") will replace #GDP. The very corporations & institutions that have destroyed the natural world, will then own what remains - what they have not yet destroyed.

Nature's contribution (theft) to the global economy is est. at 125 trillion $ annually, while world's annual #GDP is est. at 85.9 trillion dollars (2018). "Natural Capital" accounting will replace #GDP.

The financialization of #SocialCapital will follow.

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1/11 CBD Post-2020 biodiversity framework: the updated zero draft unfortunately seems to confirm a strong focus on doomed financialization and market-based approaches to biodiversity.
#naturalcapital #offsetting…
2/11 the draft calls to value biodiversity and ecosystem services and "internalize the value of nature."
It also calls for “net improvements by 2050,” “net” being usually the codeword for offsetting, as is the case with Net Zero emission targets & No Net Loss / Net Gain policies.
3/11 The 20 action-oriented targets for 2030 raise serious concerns and questions:
- Does target 1 calling to restore X% of degraded freshwater and marine ecosystems mean to include water quality trading (a market for tradable credits to pollute rivers and other waterways)?
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#GlobalDealForNature, #NatureNeedsHalf, #VoiceForThePlanet, #30x30, #CampaignForNature (#Wyss, National Geographic),

- all marketing serves elite sought financialization of nature; the corporate capture of the commons.

#WEF #WWF #GDP #NaturalCapital #PES #Privatization
#VoiceForThePlanet is the sister marketing campaign of the #NewDealForNature. At helm of both campaigns are #WWF (atrocities against #Indigenous) working in #lockstep w/ World Economic Forum founded/headed by Klaus Schwab. Founding partners include UN - partnered w/ WEF in 2019.
The National Geographic Society markets the Global Deal for Nature, New Deal For Nature, & the Campaign for Nature w/ the #Wyss Foundation (billionaire Hansjörg Wyss). The Society operates via National Geographic Partners - a joint venture w/ #Disney.

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WEF's Klaus Schwab: "In all likelihood, unless the #pandemic evolves in an unforeseen way, the consequences of COVID-19 in terms of health & mortality will be mild..."

New week-end thread w/ @spencerlatu

#Covid19 as catalyst for #WEF #greatreset
Written by Klaus Schwab & Thierry Malleret, Geneva, July 2020.

"Until 2011, Mr. Malleret was a senior partner at the Geneva-based IJ (Informed Judgment) Partners, an investment boutique for ultra-high-net-worth individuals."

#WEF #GlobalRiskNetwork…
"Malleret is the co-founder & principal author of the Monthly Barometer, an analytical and predictive newsletter on macro issues for high-level decisionmakers." - "Relevant to all; read by the influential"
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"We're failing the world's #oceans. Businesses can help save them"

#WWF & Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder/CEO, #WEF trustee, Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, owner of TIME) - team up to "save" oceans w/ a #4IR tech & #NewDealForNature.
"The Friends of #Ocean Action is convened by the World Economic Forum & the World Resources Institute."

World Resources Institute is a founding partner of #VoiceForThePlanet, sister campaign of #NewDealForNature

#FinancializationofNature #WEF #GreatReset
"Some economists say the ocean economy is set to double in value by 2030."

#Nature4Sale #Privatization #NewDealForNature

#Nature / #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on Wall Street.

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Opening remarks from @PRI_News CEO Fiona Reynolds: Australia is a world leader in #sustainablefinance (I think I heard 5th in the world for responsible investment?), but also a leader in #carbon emissions per capita, extinction etc @UNEP_FI #ResponsibleMelbourne Image
#Sustainablefinance is a 21st century phenomenon - 97% instruments e.g green bonds have been introduced since 2000 #responsiblemelbourne
60% of @PRI_News signatories are working alongside governments to develop #sustainablefinance policy & financial instruments
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Grateful to @arc_gov_au for funding my project on #impactinvesting for #biodiversity #conservation & #naturalcapital
And thanks to @PolicyFuturesUQ @HASSUQ for their support. Congrats to fellow new DECRAs, and commiserations to the many great researchers who missed out this time
Broken link: list here…
(I'm down the bottom, as the grants are ordered by $ value 🤮)
Very grateful to be funded (I'm in the 16%), though the excitement has certainly dulled over the last 4 weeks of embargo and handling of the announcements 🤷‍♀️ Not a fun time for successful & unsuccessful DECRA candidates…
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I am SUPER stoked to be joining @UNSWCanberra as a Lecturer with the School of Business & @PSResearchG in early 2020. I'll be progressing my work on #naturalcapital & #biodiversity finance, policy & governance. PhD opportunities too 🎉 #unswcanberra
Sorry forgot to preface this tweet with "Some personal news"
Will this contribute to the weekly tweet quota @drhdickinson ?
(So happy to be joining you and @PSResearchG !!)
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Today we are going to play a game. The game is called "Which is more valuable". This is not a parody. This was published as an interactive game on BBC in 2015. It's demonstrating how markets can (& will) value the natural world.

Let's play.

If you said "acre of oyster reef" - you were right.

Next question...

Which is more valuable?
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My slides for the launch of the UK Forest Market Report (produced by ⁦@JohnCleggWoods⁩ & ⁦@TilhillForestry⁩)

How we think & talk about wood creates limitations on what we "can" do with it.

#forestry #forestryinvestment #naturalcapital #timber
What we are doing with wood is changing
For modern wood products, high density is not as important as it used to be.
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