The Nexus Report: Nature Based Solutions to the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

The climate change and biodiversity crises are intertwined. The loss of biodiversity reduces the resilience of both planet and people and narrows our response options for defeating climate change. Too often, though, biodiversity and climate change are dealt with in relative isolation by governments, intergovernmental processes, and other key actors and stakeholders.

This report summarizes the contours of our intertwined global environmental challenges, proposes an integrated strategy for addressing those challenges, and makes recommendations for action in the UNFCCC and the CBD. The report also provides recommendations to the G20 on how it can catalyze and complement action in these conventions and thereby help ensure that COVID-19 response and recovery strategies do in fact “build back better” for both planet and people.

Published in November 2020.

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