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VIDEO: “We are united to save the planet” — Tzam Tigre Tzamarenda

A powerful first day in New York City for nature-based solutions and calls for action to protect, restore and fund nature ahead of the official start of UN Climate Action on Monday. Tzam Tigre Tzamarenda, a shaman from Ecuador, offers a traditional blessing to commence the week calling for action and solidarity to help reverse the impacts of environmental destruction and escalating climate change.

How do we measure nature in NDCs? A run through of the suite of tools and guidance available

Nearly 90% of NDCs reference the land sector as a mechanism to reduce emissions — but most lack the most basic information needed to include nature as a viable emissions reduction option. However, much has changed since the first round of NDC submissions. Countries are now taking the invitation granted in Article 5 to include nature in NDCs very seriously.

N4C media response to IPCC special report on climate change and land

The IPCC Report on Land confirms what we already know to be true: that we are facing a planetary emergency, that the window for taking decisive action is closing fast and that the costs of inaction will be catastrophic. While the report paints a bleak picture of what could come to pass, it also points a way forward, including opportunities for immediate action. The most important lesson is that the planet has boundaries we must understand and respect. Meeting the Paris climate agreement of staying well below 2 °C can only be achieved if combining the phase-out of fossil fuels with managing all planetary boundaries, particularly land, biodiversity, nitrogen, phosphorus and water.

Nature’s crucial moment at the next UN Climate Summit

At what might be the most high-profile summit on climate change since the 2015 UN conference that led to the Paris Agreement, nature will play a central role as a lead theme and one of the key six ‘action’ areas at the UN Secretary-General summit, during Climate Week. To celebrate and endorse nature’s role as a climate solution and its intrinsic value providing a third of the climate solution by 2030, Nature4Climate will host four days of powerful programming at the Convene 101 Park Avenue and Central Park Zoo from September 22nd to 25th.