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.
Articles Tagged: Global Climate Action Summit
Project 195: Building a global movement in support of natural climate solutions
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.
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.
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!
Forest technology to transform land-use management and forest conservation
In an ever increasingly technological age, which technologies have the potential to transform land-use management and forest conservation to support climate mitigation along with other environmental and social benefits?
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.
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.
“The Forgotten Solution” coalition writes from climate summit to United Nations: Don’t forget forests, food and land
Stiltwalkers dressed as giant trees will deliver a letter this afternoon (Friday) to the driver of an electric car, to be driven coast-to-coast from the summit in San Francisco to the United Nations in New York and handed over to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.
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.
Indigenous peoples – keepers of some of our planet’s most important knowledge
They are keepers of some of our planet’s most important knowledge. With a deep connection to nature and reliance on natural resources, they are critical partners in stewarding our world’s lands and waters. Yet the voices of indigenous peoples are often excluded when planning conservation, environmentalism and sustainability.