“Terrifying.” “Time to Wake Up.” “Final Call”. “Ten years to Act” were just some of the headlines. Could this report, as shocking as it is, actually be the much-needed catalyst for action we’ve all been waiting for? Read what TNC’s Director of Global Lands has to say.
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New Study: Country-level social cost of carbon
Known as the “social cost of carbon” the effects of climate-change related economic impacts are shown to be the greatest for the world’s biggest carbon emitters. Using multiple future climate simulations researchers found that based on 2017 emissions the entire global economy is impacted to the tune of 16 trillion dollars. Read the full report here.
Missing Pathways to 1.5°C: The role of the land sector in ambitious climate action
ActionAid and the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA) released a new report on climate change “Missing Pathways to 1.5°C: The role of the land sector in ambitious climate action.” In the aftermath of last week’s climate report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world must now ask tough questions on the transformation and development pathways that are urgently needed.
Harrison Ford: We know that we only have the possibility of avoiding a looming climate catastrophe if people like us refuse to give up
This year’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco welcomed activist and actor Harrison Ford, who took the stage to deliver an impassioned speech decrying climate change and anti-science political leaders. Watch his Ford’s full speech.
Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future
The UN-REDD Programme, a joint undertaking of FAO, UNDP and UN Environment to fight deforestation and forest degradation, was developed to advance the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and to foster innovative and collaborative approaches to address the existential challenge of climate change. Today, it is a global knowledge hub for solutions to deforestation and forest degradation as part of natural climate solutions.
N4C spokespeople respond to IPCC 1.5 report and the importance of NCS
The much-awaited special report on global warming at 1.5C from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” if governments and industries are to avoid uncontrollable natural tipping points. N4C spokespeople responded to the report and the importance of NCS in stabilising the word’s climate.
5 ways investors can address the climate challenge
Attempts to tackle climate change need funding – a lot of it. It will take an estimated $6-7 trillion per year over the next 15 years to solve climate change and to meet the other UN Sustainable Development Goals. How will we pay for it? Read more from TNC CEO Mark Tercek.
The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector
Are financial institutions overlooking a critical climate risk? Deforestation and forest degradation account for around 15% of human-made emissions, second only to fossil fuel combustion. More than half of deforestation is the result of the production of commodities such as soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, and cattle products. Read more from Celine Herweijer, UK PWC partner.
Climate change leaders commit to putting forests at heart of solutions
Environmentalist and UN messenger for peace Dr. Jane Goodall set down a powerful challenge to climate change leaders gathered in San Francisco this week to recognize forests as part of the solution.
Global Climate Action Summit – That’s a wrap
Thanks for joining us this week, we hope you’ve had fun. That’s a wrap folks. See you next time!