In face of this challenge, land management municipal planning must include guidelines and action proposals in order to provide the highest environmental benefit as possible. This is key, but the corporate sector also has a huge potential; natural capital can be significantly improved if business and industrial environments are designed with an integrated approach based on sustainability.
Some of these courses of action include promoting green areas´ connectivity to counteract land fragmentation and landscape´s permeability. An environmentally respectful land use will encourage the dispersal, migration and mobility of species. Other examples are the promotion of water retention, biological improvement of soil and identification of multi-functionality areas, where compatible uses which sustain healthy and biodiverse ecosystems are favoured over other more destructive ones.
The Aichi Goals, as defined by the Biology Diversity Convention, directly call out to businesses as crucial participants who can reduce biodiversity loss and promote the necessary changes towards a more sustainable world.