One species holds the future of this planet in its hands. That species is us. Yet our modern lifestyle is threatening not only our own existence, but that of all life on Earth.
Across the world, biodiversity
and natural habitats
are disappearing faster than ever. We are using land, wood, water, wild animals and other natural resources quicker than they can be replenished. We are polluting and altering natural habitats, changing the planet's climate, and damaging the very ecosystems that keep us alive.
Millions of people – rich and poor – are already experiencing the consequences of rising pollution, food and water insecurity, increased vulnerability to natural disasters and diseases, and the depletion of our natural assets.