Marc Palahí, Mari Pantsar, Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Janez Potočnik, Martin Stuchtey, Robert Nasi, Hunter Lovins, Enrico Giovannini, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Jacqueline McGlade, Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson, Jennifer Holmgren, Stewart Wallis, Michael Ramage, Göran Berndes, Festus Akinnifesi, Georgy Safonov, Antonio Nobre, Carlos Nobre, Bart Muys, Katherine Trebeck, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Daniel Ibañez, Anders Wijkman, Jason Snape, Luc Bas, Investing in Nature to Transform the Post COVID-19 Economy: A 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing, The Solutions Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2020, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/investing-nature-transform-post-covid-19-economy-10-point-action-plan-create-circular-bioeconomy-devoted-sustainable-wellbeing/) Abstract: Introduction In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree[i]. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and addicted to “growth at all costs” is putting at risk not only life on our planet, but also the world’s economy. The need to react to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is a unique opportunity to transition towards a sustainable wellbeing economy centered around people and nature[ii]. After all, deforestation, biodiversity loss and landscape fragmentation have been identified as key processes enabling direct transmission of zoonotic infectious diseases[iii]. Likewise, a changing climate has profound implications for human health3. Putting forward a new economic model requires transformative policies, purposeful innovation, access to finance, risk-taking capacity as well as new and sustainable business models and markets. But above all we need to address the past failure of our economy to … Topics: Circular economy; Wellbeing