Earth Viability: Safeguarding the Health of Earth's Life-Support System

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Earth's Life-Support System
Earth's Spectrum of Possible Futures

Building Recovery on Nature

Most countries are responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on society, people, and economy with massive programs often in the trillions of dollar range (Cook and Taylor, 2020). Few countries utilize these enormous resources to improve or transform economic activities in a way that would increase the viability of the planet. The Green Stimulus Index shows for selected countries the positive and negative contributions in terms of a more ecological economy of the stimuluse packages. However, nature-based solutions have the potential to provide large economic benefits (Cook and Taylor, 2020).

Cook, J., Taylor, R., 2020. Nature is An Economic Winner for COVID-19 Recovery. World Resources Institute, available at