The momentum for natural climate solutions has reached the highest circles of politics — across the globe, countries are leading significant reforestation efforts, and just last year Ethiopia made the record books for planting 360 million trees in a single day. However, not all tree planting is created equal. Here’s a quick guide for assessing pledges to determine which qualify as natural climate solutions, and which do not.
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Momentum for nature-based solutions continues to grow despite disappointing UN climate talks
The United Nations climate negotiations, COP25, came to a close last week having failed to deliver meaningful progress, or reassure the world that the political will exists to tackle the climate emergency. This leaves much work to be done in the year ahead to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach. However, nature-based solutions stood out as a bright spot amid the stalled negotiations.
New report: Nature-based solutions for NDCs
Climate targets cannot be met without the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of nature and biodiversity. This pathway provides a seven-step approach and framework for national governments to identify potential nature-based solutions with the aim of enhancing their climate mitigation and adaptation action in a cost-effective manner and with multiple co-benefits.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Coalition Invites Individuals to ‘Get Loud, Be Vocal and add their #VoiceForThePlanet’
Ahead of what may be the most critical climate meeting since the UN Paris Agreement, NGO members of #VoiceForThePlanet are raising their collective voice to encourage individuals to add their #VoiceForThePlanet to protest the twin planetary crises of escalating climate change and the rapid loss of nature and wildlife.