Incorporating the carbon services of wild animals into financial markets has the potential to benefit both climate and conservation through the development of carbon offsets that are equitable and nature positive. However, for this paradigm to be successful, many challenges regarding science, finance and law still need to be overcome.
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We thank D. Nieburg for the useful feedback. F.B. was supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant number 845265 and by the French government ARE programme.
R.C., C.F. and T.C. are co-founders of Blue Green Future. M.T.R. is a co-founder of Blue Green World. F.B. is an unpaid advisor of Blue Green Future and Rebalance Earth. The other authors declare no competing interests.
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Berzaghi, F., Cosimano, T., Fullenkamp, C. et al. Value wild animals’ carbon services to fill the biodiversity financing gap. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 598–601 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01407-4