The Polish presidency of COP24 has published the Ministerial Katowice Forests for Climate Declaration. Nature4Climate encourages all Parties to take action to conserve and enhance sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases, especially primary forests and intact ecosystems.
Articles Tagged: forests
Nature has provided us with a powerful and free force to fight climate change – our forests
UNDP’s Administrator Achim Steiner says on the 10th Anniversary of UN-REDD and the second week of the UN Climate meeting in Poland, nature has provided us with a powerful and free force to fight climate change – our forest. It’s time to allow them to realize their full potential.
Could Brazil be on verge of one of world’s biggest conservation agreements?
The Brazilian Cerrado is a biodiverse mixed ecosystem. It is almost three times bigger than Texas, but half of its natural habitat has been lost as it is converted to croplands and cattle pasture, and especially soy plantations. A Cerrado accord breakthrough could be at hand, conserving Brazil’s biodiverse savanna, and setting a new conservation precedent protecting its mosaic of ecosystems.
Foundations alliance commits $459m to support of forests, lands and rights for climate change goals
In an announcement to coincide with this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, a group of 18 foundations committed to step up support for initiatives that have the potential to slow climate change. These include land use policies that help achieve climate targets; agricultural production that supports sustainable food; and indigenous people’s management of forests.
Serving up climate change solutions, one plate at a time
One third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Food waste contributes more than 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. In light of this, we’ve highlighted some of the initiatives, pledges and solutions being implemented.
Restoration targets in climate goals and ways to remove carbon from the sky
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. WRI interrogates what might work from new technologies to land management practices.
Trees making a stand at ‘Rise for Climate’ march
Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in central San Francesco carrying signs, dancing, singing and walking as part of a global protest spanning dozens of cities across the world asking for more to be done to stop climate change. Dancing trees delighted crowds as part of ‘The Forgotten Solution’ on Saturday’s climate march.
Restoring our lands and forests is key to securing our future
UNDP’s Administrator, Achim Steiner, highlights that the restoration of land and forests promises to solve multiple challenges. He says “nature-based strategies, including restoration, provide more than a third of our climate emissions solution, including both mitigation and climate adaptation…”
Getting to the ‘How’ of Tackling Deforestation
With the deadline fast approaching towards 2020 – the date by which hundreds of companies have committed to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp – many admit that knowing what must be done and then actually doing it, is a gap.
An Open Goal: Why Forests and Nature Need to be at the Center of the Sustainable Development Agenda
The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development kicked off on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York. This year’s theme focusses on the “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” and the SDGs in review are of relevance to migration. WWF authors explore why nature is central to it all.