Banking nature / ARTE France and Via Découvertes present ; a film by Sandrine Feydel, Denis Delestrac ; written and directed by Sandrine Feydel, Denis Delestrac ; produced by Jean-Pierre Devorsine
- Language Note:
- Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
- Priceless -- Mitigation -- Natural capital -- History/Borneo -- Banks/Business -- Vale/Carbon -- Risk.
- Investigates the commercialization of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become big business with companies promoting new environmental markets. This involves species banking, where investors buy up vast swathes of land, full of endangered species, to enable them to sell "nature credits". Companies whose actions destroy the environment are now obliged to buy these credits and new financial centres have sprung up, specializing in this trade. Many respected economists, such as former banker Pavan Sukhdev, believe that the best way to protect nature is to put a price on it. But others fear that this market in nature could lead to companies having a financial interest in a species' extinction. There are also concerns that, like the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, the market in nature credits is bound to crash. And there are wider issues at stake. What guarantees do we have that our natural inheritance will be protected? And should our ecological heritage be for sale?
- Sound Characteristics:
- digital optical stereo
- Video File Characteristics:
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file DVD video
- Form of work:
- Motion pictures
- This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced in 2014.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Photography, Michel Anglade ; editing, Guillaume Quignard ; music, Stéphane Lopez.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Featuring interviews with: Pavan Sukhdev, Mark Terecek, Geoffrey Heal, Vandana Shiva, [and others].
- Technical Details:
- DVD-R, NTSC.
- Includes public performance rights.
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