Recent research from Rights and Resources Initiative and partners show that lands managed by indigenous peoples and local communities hold five times more carbon than this 2016 estimate, equivalent to 33 times the global energy emissions of 2017.
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Finding space for renewables
A new science study shows that countries including the top 10 emitters can meet the Paris Agreement energy targets and maintain natural climate solutions by prioritizing development of renewables on already converted lands and avoiding conversion of natural lands. The analysis also reveals that the world has 19 times the required energy targets on converted lands.
Reaction to Poland’s “Forests for Climate” Declaration
The Polish presidency of COP24 has published the Ministerial Katowice Forests for Climate Declaration. Nature4Climate encourages all Parties to take action to conserve and enhance sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases, especially primary forests and intact ecosystems.
Nature has provided us with a powerful and free force to fight climate change – our forests
UNDP’s Administrator Achim Steiner says on the 10th Anniversary of UN-REDD and the second week of the UN Climate meeting in Poland, nature has provided us with a powerful and free force to fight climate change – our forest. It’s time to allow them to realize their full potential.
“There is very little doubt left that nature-based solutions need to be part of national climate action”
As the first week of the UN climate talk comes to a close, delegates are looking at all options available to stabilize the climate. One solution that is gaining traction is natural climate solutions. Here’s what WWF UK’s Head of Advocacy – Our Planet / 2020 Project, Bernadette Fischler has to say.
As emissions rise, UN climate talks take on greater urgency
This has been an alarming year for climate change effects. Wildfires scorched California, hurricanes took heavy tolls and coral reefs are dying. In the face of these natural disasters, greenhouse gas emissions, the main driver of climate change, aren’t decreasing. A commentary on the report, published this week by Christiana Figueres comes as countries gather this week and next for the UN climate talks (COP 24) in Poland.
Where soils belong in the boardroom
Today (December 5th) is World Soil Day. Businesses are built on soil. That’s because soils underpin value chains by supporting crop productivity, biodiversity and livelihoods and they play a crucial role in two of the top business risks: water crises and climate change. If we are to have sustainable businesses, economies and societies, they will, and can only be built on healthy soils.
Sustainable forestry: Republic of Korea has lessons to offer to developing countries
As UN Climate talks kick off this week in Poland, it’s clear that delivering on the Paris Agreement requires action on natural climate solutions alongside efforts on energy, industry, buildings and transport. If we are to unlock natural climate solutions, as with all sectors of the economy, negotiators at COP24 need to agree clear guidance for governments to follow, known as the Paris rule book.
Mangrove restoration and protection is a win-win investment for wildlife and the climate
Mangroves can store three to four times more carbon on an area basis than most terrestrial forests. Not only that, mangroves store soil carbon for centuries to millennia. In Gabon, a true Eden of Africa, Gabon’s ocean waters and its pristine forests make up one of the most spectacular and environmentally intact coastlines in the world. It is also one where mangroves abound.
N4C’s spokespeople respond to two landmark climate moments
N4C’s spokespeople responded to two landmark climate moments. Climate finance continues to be the central issue in how the global community proposes to follow through with implementation of the Paris Agreement. In addition, the European Union announced its aim to become the world’s first climate neutral economy by 2050.