National and Global Security
Natural resources and the services that they provide — fresh water, food, life-saving medicines — are essential for the stability of societies. Degrading these resources can jeopardize the security of nations and regions.
Jobs and Prosperity
Billions of people around the world depend directly on the land and the oceans for their livelihoods. Stable societies are essential for generating long-term employment and income opportunities in tourism, manufacturing, fishing, agriculture and other industries.