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#NatureNow wrap up — Monday 23rd September

Nature makes a special guest appearance in Time Square. Macron launches alliance at UN to protect tropical forests. Harrison Ford decried the lack of action, particularly on tropical forests.The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy revealed how four ocean-based strategies, can give us 21% of the greenhouse gas reductions. And more — read the full bulletin.

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.