The UN climate COP25 in Madrid in December could give nature a major boost, particularly if countries reach agreement on the one element of the so-called Paris Rulebook left unresolved in Katowice – Article 6. Such an agreement would establish the rules and guidance for how countries can cooperate voluntarily to deliver climate action.
Key business consultation survey launched to finalize policy recommendations on nature
During Natural Capital Week, Business for Nature, a global coalition of influential organizations and forward-thinking businesses, has launched an important business consultation survey that will run until November 30. The survey gives businesses of all sectors, sizes and geographies the chance to contribute their experience and expertise to the policy recommendations that Business for Nature will take to governments at key events in 2020, creating a strong united business voice calling for policies to address the nature crisis. Complete the survey today.
Five take-aways from New York Climate Week 2019 to combat deforestation
As the dust settles, post-New York Climate Week and the Sustainable Development Impact Summit running alongside the UN General Assembly, it’s an opportune moment to reflect as we work to mobilize more action to tackle the climate crisis. Justin Adams, Executive Director at the Tropical Forest Alliance shares five stand-out take-aways, and how this begins to lay out the pathway for concrete action in the next decade.
Nature takes center stage during UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit and Climate Week
This marks a significant step forward. However, we note, more broadly, the Summit did not deliver the sea change in political will that many had hoped. Although 69 countries signaled their intent to increase the ambition of their national climate targets, none of the major emitters stepped forward with new pledges.
VIDEO: Leaders of industry and community call for nature-based solutions
Day 4 of Nature’s Climate Hub focussed on how nature-based solutions can deliver for biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as for the climate — hear what industry leaders had to say.
Top ten nature takeaways from the UN Climate Summit and Climate Week
Secretary-General António Guterres noted this week, “that we fool ourselves if we think we can fool nature and that nature was a critical part of the climate solution. This was echoed by Inger Andersen from UNEP saying that ‘in order to arrest this emergency, and as we decarbonize our economies, we must bring one of our most powerful allies into the fight now – nature.’ Here are N4C’s top ten takeaways:
VIDEO: Nature’s Climate Hub — Ocean, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystem Day
Day 3 of Nature’s Climate Hub and a special focus on the Ocean and its role as salve and sink in the face of escalating climate change.
An update on a growing movement for people and nature
The NBS manifesto with China and New Zealand as co-leads along with Costa Rica, Djibouti, Fiji, Gabon, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Pakistan, Tajikistan welcomed new joiners this week — find out which other companies, businesses, international organizations and civil society groups joined.
Nature-based solutions: A summary of announcements and developments during the UN Climate Action Summit and Climate Week
As the UN Climate Action Summit came to a conclusion, 70 countries said they will come up with tougher national contributions in 2020. Groups of investors, including insurance giant Allianz, committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050, and new funding was announced for climate change adaptation and mitigation. And nature? How did it do? N4C has tracked NBS announcements.
VIDEO: Nature’s Climate Hub — watch our round-up to see who said what about the next decade and where we need to be
Where do scientists, spiritual leaders, policy experts and filmmakers meet? At Nature’s Hub in New York at UN Climate Week and at the intersection of climate, nature and people.