We would love to have all 195 signatory countries of the Paris Climate Agreement on board with natural climate solutions. How do you build a movement in support of natural climate solutions beyond the climate bubble and highlight that natural climate solutions are in danger of becoming the “Forgotten Solution” to climate change? One way was to enlist the help of 195 handpicked global ambassadors to highlight the importance of nature as a response to climate change.
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Harrison Ford: We know that we only have the possibility of avoiding a looming climate catastrophe if people like us refuse to give up
This year’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco welcomed activist and actor Harrison Ford, who took the stage to deliver an impassioned speech decrying climate change and anti-science political leaders. Watch his Ford’s full speech.
5 ways investors can address the climate challenge
Attempts to tackle climate change need funding – a lot of it. It will take an estimated $6-7 trillion per year over the next 15 years to solve climate change and to meet the other UN Sustainable Development Goals. How will we pay for it? Read more from TNC CEO Mark Tercek.
The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector
Are financial institutions overlooking a critical climate risk? Deforestation and forest degradation account for around 15% of human-made emissions, second only to fossil fuel combustion. More than half of deforestation is the result of the production of commodities such as soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, and cattle products. Read more from Celine Herweijer, UK PWC partner.
Climate change leaders commit to putting forests at heart of solutions
Environmentalist and UN messenger for peace Dr. Jane Goodall set down a powerful challenge to climate change leaders gathered in San Francisco this week to recognize forests as part of the solution.
Global Climate Action Summit – That’s a wrap
Thanks for joining us this week, we hope you’ve had fun. That’s a wrap folks. See you next time!
Are women the other forgotten solution?
Named by Project Drawdown as two of the top ten most powerful levers for reducing emissions, the education of women and girls, and support for family planning were two hot topics of discussion at the Friday morning session “To Act on Climate, Empower Women” of the Global Climate Action Summit.
Soil as an important carbon stock
Soil is an important carbon stock – it stores three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. If the carbon in soil rose by just 0.4% per year, it would be enough to halt the increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere related to human activities.
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.
Nature-based solutions are the real climate-resilient route to water security
We experience the effects of climate change through water, whether that is through droughts and scarcity, increased extreme weather, flooding, or their impacts on water and sanitation infrastructure. TNC’s report ‘Beyond the Source’ shows that source water protection delivers significant water security improvements.