Banking Nature

Denis Delestrac, Sandrine Feydel | 2014 | 52 min.

2016 Official Selection


After years of working to undermine environmental regulations, governments and corporations are starting to think about the value of nature—and how they can profit from it. This provocative documentary looks at the growing movement to monetize the natural world—and to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. It’s a worldview that sees capital and markets not as a threat to the planet, but as its salvation—turning nature into “natural capital” and fundamental processes such as pollination and oxygen generation into “ecosystem services.”