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.
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Natural Climate Solutions in action across the United States
Unlocking the power of nature to fight climate change isn’t as hard as you think. From small, local farms in Colorado to vast expanses of grasslands in California, natural climate solutions can help us combat climate change by reducing emissions, removing carbon from the atmosphere, and storing it in natural and working lands.
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…”
UN says trees provide critical solution to climate change, as world continues dramatic loss in 2017
Despite international efforts to reduce deforestation, the world’s tropical forests lost 39 million acres of trees in 2017, an area roughly the size of Bangladesh, according to new data from the environmental monitoring group Global Forest Watch.
Increased action by governments and business on land sector to address climate change needed
On the first day of the Ministerial Climate Change (MOCA) Summit, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five not-for-profits launched an initiative calling for concerted action to address a neglected area of climate change–the land sector.
Forests, food and land can deliver 30% of solutions needed to tackle climate crisis by 2030
As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, WWF, together with a coalition of partners, issued the 30X30 Food, Forests and Land Challenge, calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to unite and take action to deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.
WRI launches interactive platform to support action on climate, SDGs
According to WRI’s new Climate Watch platform, climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.