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.
#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.
#NatureNow wrap up — Sunday 22nd September
From Gucci to Gabon — leaders call for nature to be protected, restored, funded as climate crisis goes mainstream
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on natural climate solutions
The risk of climate breakdown is real, but it can be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions. Find out more about how you can help this vital mission at http://naturalclimate.solutions #naturenow.