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Nature4Climate Weekly Brief: Feb 21-27

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Nature4Climate Nature Finance Survey Reveals Key NbS Investments for 2024

New data from a poll of financial professionals with an interest in nature-positive finance has revealed key motivations, themes, trends and challenges shaping nature markets. Over 120 individuals from financial organizations, corporations and enabling companies responded to Nature4Climate’s ‘Trends in Nature Positive Investments’ survey.

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. 

 

World Wetlands Day: local communities thrive by protecting mangroves and peatlands in Indonesia

With temperatures rising rapidly, there’s a critical need for solutions that not only sequester carbon but also provide shelter, aid communities in adapting to extreme events, and safeguard ecosystem balance and livelihoods. Guess what does all that? Wetlands! This World Wetlands Day (2), discover how Indonesian community efforts resonate globally: Indonesia holds the third-highest global potential for carbon sequestration through natural climate solutions, according to naturebase data.

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.

Unlock nature's potential with naturebase

Discover a new online platform bringing together science, policy and people to unlock the power of nature in tackling climate change.

The Nature Calendar 2024

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

Nature Positive

‘Nature Positive’ is a measurable global goal. It refers to halting and reversing biodiversity loss, through gains in the health, abundance, diversity and resilience of species, ecosystems and processes. We are calling for all to take action to support the global goal of a nature positive world by 2030, measured against a 2020 baseline

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