Nature4Climate promotes the critical role that nature plays in restoring balance to our climate.

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A case in Brazil’s Mata Atlântica proves why there is no real reforestation without targeting biodiversity

As we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22nd), an inspiring story from the depths of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil sheds light on how science, technology and community engagement might tackle the lack of biodiversity in reforestation projects and the limitations around seed supply.

Nature4Climate Weekly Brief: May 15 - 21

Stay up to date with the latest news, analysis, events, case studies and job postings across the environmental landscape.

The Nature Positive Hub at London Climate Action Week 2024

Building upon the success of our Nature Positive Hub at New York Climate Week, we are expanding our efforts to London Climate Action Week in collaboration with NGO partners and private sector sponsors. N4C will host a day of discussions and networking opportunities focusing on overcoming hesitations in finance, carbon markets, and the use of technology.  Register now to join us on June 26th, 2024.

Companies and Carbon Credits: From Anecdote to Evidence

Ecosystem Marketplace carries an article from Nature4Climate’s Chair Lucy Almond highlighting recent evidence that clarifies how companies currently are using carbon credits and what role carbon credits should play and why the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) board’s recent announcement that high-integrity carbon credits will be allowed to count toward some Scope 3 emissions. The announcement has generated significant debate amongst stakeholders on the role of voluntary carbon markets in corporate climate action

Finance for nature creeped up, but still falls well short of what’s needed

We need nature-based solutions (NbS) to provide up to a third of the mitigation required by 2030 in order to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement in reach. However, in 2022 they received roughly $200 billion a year, – up from $154 billion in 2021. While this represents an increase of 11%, it is still only a third (37%) of what’s needed by 2030 to achieve global climate and biodiversity goals. 

 

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New paper: "The Principles of Natural Climate Solutions"

Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) contribute to short- and long-term climate change mitigation, offering essential benefits for biodiversity and communities. A new paper, “The Principles of Natural Climate Solutions,” led by The Nature Conservancy and authored by experts from seven organizations, outlines guidelines for incentivizing and implementing global efforts to protect, better manage, and restore nature. Published in the journal Nature Communications, it provides a framework for effective action.

The Nature Calendar 2024

Include key nature events in your agenda to advocate for nature-based solutions and climate action.

NbS Commitment Tracker update

A recent update of Nature4Climate’s NbS Commitment Tracker has found that more than half (52.5%) of all commitments tracked have published little to no evidence of progress and only 14 out of 127 commitments (11%) have language or specific initiatives mentioning Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs).

NbS Policy Tracker

In a recent evaluation of global policies, Nature4Climate in partnership with Arboretica uncovered startling statistics about the allocation of budgets for nature-based solutions (NbS). The findings, powered by advanced artificial intelligence, indicate that a mere 12% of policies worldwide have dedicated budgets for NbS implementation.

Natural climate solutions

In the next decade, nature can provide one third of the solution to climate change.

We need the world to become #NaturePositive.

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Nature4Climate voices

It is very important to not only be carbon neutral, but also to be nature positive. We must act now.”

Iván Duque Márquez
Former President of Colombia

I think we’ve run out of time. This is the decadal challenge, and those of us alive can begin to change the course and put us back on the right track.”

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
and Founding Partner at Global Optimism

My government has pledged to protect this biodiversity—to protect our flora and fauna communities. And for that we have taken up the challenge to plant ten billion trees.”

Imran Khan
Former Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

We must together think but also act differently. As conserving nature is not just a moral issue, but it is also a question of survival.”

Uhuru Kenyatta
Former President of the Republic, Kenya

In the fight against climate change, in our struggle to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, there is simply no viable pathway without protecting the world’s forests.”

Eron Bloomgarden
Executive Director, Emergent

We know that our only chance to have a possibility of liveable environment with functioning life support systems on a stable planet is if we become stewards of both nature and climate, as an integrated whole.”

Johan Rockström
Chief Scientist, Conservation International and Co-Director of the Potsdam Institute

While the loss of nature might often seem far away, it connects all of us, causing disruption, devastation and hardship.”

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

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About Nature4Climate

Nature4Climate is a coalition of 20+ environmental organisations on a mission to promote the critical role that nature plays in restoring balance to the climate for people and the planet.

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Nature-based solutions are scientifically-backed ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing additional carbon in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands.

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Explore solutions that help protect, manage and restore natural ecosystems