Restoration targets in climate goals and ways to remove carbon from the sky

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As countries consider ways to increase the ambition of their current national climate plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they appear to be leaving one of their best players on the bench: forests. In addition, given the clear link between restoration and climate mitigation, it would seem fitting for countries to include their restoration pledges and policies in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). These are the targets, policies and measures that countries make under the Paris Agreement to contribute to global efforts to curb climate change. In addition, with an urgent need to remove carbon from the sky, WRI interrogates what might work from new technologies to land management practices.

What might be able to deliver carbon removal at the scale needed in the coming decades?

Read WRI’s full stories here:

  • 6 ways to remove carbon pollution from the sky (here)
  • Aligning ambitions: the case for including restoration targets in climate goals (here)
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