Wednesday 20th May 2020 — The EU has just released its new Biodiversity Strategy, a plan to tackle the accelerating collapse of nature both within Members States’ territories and those countries from which they import key commodities. Halting biodiversity loss within both land and ocean ecosystems is essential to sustain the natural systems providing protection, food, and livelihoods that our societies and economies rely on.
Articles Tagged: Natural Climate Solutions
#NatureNow film awards two wins at The Webby Awards
Wednesday 20th May 2020 — Nature4Climate is delighted to announce that the powerful short film #NatureNow is a both a Webby Winner and Webby PV Winner in Video: Public Service & Activism (Official Listing).
VOTE TODAY: #NatureNow film on natural climate solutions is up for a Webby award
Wednesday 6th May 2020 — Last year’s video featuring Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot narrating the power of nature as a climate solution is up for a Webby Award and we need your help to push it to the top spot. Nature4Climate loves this video’s powerful and simple message. We posted this film in September 2019 and since then we’ve seen increased momentum and acknowledgement of their role.
Chile strengthens climate commitments
Friday 17th April 2020 — In a welcome move this week, Chile formally submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for States to submit new or revised plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020, with the expectation that each subsequent NDC will contain more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the future.
What is the role for nature in the emerging stimulus packages?
Monday 23rd March 2020 — Long-term stimulus investment must be used to build a better future; this means spending needs to be aligned with both halving emissions and stopping nature loss by 2030.
Building resilience in the system: A watershed moment for forests and finance
Monday 23rd March 2020 — Protecting and restoring natural places is a public health issue, just as much as it is a climate action issue, a biodiversity conservation issue, and a water security issue. Healthy ecosystems provide food, timber, and medicine; sequester carbon; absorb floods and storm surges; filter our air; purify our water; and provide us with an endless source of beauty, recreation, and spiritual and cultural well-being.
Natural solutions to the climate crisis? One-quarter is all down to earth…
Mon 16th March 2020 — As momentum grows behind the critical role nature can play in helping to mitigate against climate breakdown, a new study led by The Nature Conservancy provides timely information and insights into harnessing the power of soils as part of these nature-based approaches. Published in the journal Nature Sustainability, the study calculates that soil represents up to 25% of the total global potential for natural climate solutions (NCS) – approaches that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and lock it into forests, croplands, grasslands and wetlands.
Tree Planting — A user’s guide for comparing tree for tree
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.
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.
Natural Climate Solutions and Article 6 — what’s in it for nature?
The UN climate COP25 in Madrid in December could give nature a major boost, particularly if countries reach agreement on the one element of the so-called Paris Rulebook left unresolved in Katowice – Article 6. Such an agreement would establish the rules and guidance for how countries can cooperate voluntarily to deliver climate action.