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.
Powerful new mapping tool reveals carbon-sequestering potential of soil
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 — A powerful new mapping tool in the race to mitigate runaway climate change by harnessing the full carbon-sequestering potential of the ground beneath our feet was unveiled today.
Win-wins for climate and nature
Monday 16th November — Why choosing priority areas for conservation works to help wildlife, store carbon and fight climate change. A new report co-authored by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and supporting partners shows that coordinating priority areas to conserve both biodiversity and carbon stocks is key to meeting ambitious goals for both nature and climate.
What’s ahead for nature-based solutions?
Friday 13th November — This year’s inaugural “State of NBS,” I would like to take up this challenge and present a vision for what the next twelve months, to COP26 and beyond, could look like…an aspiration rooted in the very real momentum and action taking place in the different corners of the NBS ecosystem.
Race to zero dialogues: Nature’s place in the race
Thursday 5th November — Nature’s Place in the Race is a series of live events featuring dialogues from across the full nature based solutions spectrum. Join us to explore the role nature can play in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
N4C response: IPBES Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics
Friday 30th October 2020 — N4C congratulates IPBES for pulling this seminal analysis together. The statistics are both terrifying and emboldening. On one hand, the report cites that the likely cost of COVID-19 was $8-16 trillion globally by July 2020. It further estimates that costs in the United States alone may reach as high as $16 trillion by the 4th quarter of 2021.
N4C response to Leaders’ Pledge
Monday 28th October 2020 — Political leaders participating in the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity in September 2020, representing more than 60 countries from all regions and the European Union, have committed to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. By doing so, these leaders are sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis at hand.