Natural Climate Solutions
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NBS Briefing Room
Nature4Climate has selected some of our must-reads around how the science and movement of NBS came together.
NBS in Action
Read about projects that embody the principles and benefits of NBS showing how, where and why they are demonstrating success.
Read our compendium of existing data (from peer-reviewed and grey literature) that relates to the economic and societal contributions of nature-based solutions.
The UK Treasury’s Dasgupta Review makes the case for nature
Tuesday 1st February 2021 — N4C applauds the UK Government for publishing The Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity. It cites that economies can only function by mainstreaming nature into all our decision-making, exploring the full extent of nature’s contribution to our global economies, livelihoods and wellbeing. The Dasgupta Review concludes that nature’s services are essential to functioning societies. It also represents the first time that a national finance ministry has sponsored a full assessment of nature’s economic importance.
One Planet Summit sets hopeful tone for 2021 on nature and climate
Wednesday 13th January 2021 — How can we transform our economic systems in a way that restores nature and balance to the climate? “Nature, the true engine of our economy” are seven words among thousands in Prince Charles’ Terra Carta, a private sector initiative announced at the One Planet Summit on Monday – alongside many other initiatives.
World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, climate summit warned
Thursday 17th December 2020 — “The world is still not on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the UK’s business secretary Alok Sharma warned, after a summit of more than 70 world leaders on the climate crisis ended with few new commitments on greenhouse gas emissions,” The Guardian story leads. In terms of natural climate solutions, here’s what the N4C team and our partners recorded.
New Forest Landscape Integrity Index reveals that only 40% of world’s forests have high integrity
Tuesday 8th December 2020 — WCS and science partners have produced the first measure of ecological integrity for forests globally. The index reveals that only 40% of forests are considered to have high integrity. Ecological integrity is critical for combating climate change, preserving biodiversity, protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and avoiding future pandemics.
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“While the loss of nature might often seem far away, it connects all of us, causing disruption, devastation and hardship.”
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