Nearly 90% of NDCs reference the land sector as a mechanism to reduce emissions — but most lack the most basic information needed to include nature as a viable emissions reduction option. However, much has changed since the first round of NDC submissions. Countries are now taking the invitation granted in Article 5 to include nature in NDCs very seriously.
Articles Tagged: Natural Climate Solutions
#NatureNow wrap up — Sunday 22nd September
From Gucci to Gabon — leaders call for nature to be protected, restored, funded as climate crisis goes mainstream
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on natural climate solutions
The risk of climate breakdown is real, but it can be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions. Find out more about how you can help this vital mission at http://naturalclimate.solutions #naturenow.
Coalition Invites Individuals to ‘Get Loud, Be Vocal and add their #VoiceForThePlanet’
Ahead of what may be the most critical climate meeting since the UN Paris Agreement, NGO members of #VoiceForThePlanet are raising their collective voice to encourage individuals to add their #VoiceForThePlanet to protest the twin planetary crises of escalating climate change and the rapid loss of nature and wildlife.
Food as a climate solution?
A series of recent reports have concluded that the world’s food system is broken. The most recent of these studies, released this week from the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) speaks to 10 global transformations over the next decade with potential to help tackle the climate crisis while feeding a projected global population of nine billion people by 2050.
A Manifesto for Nature
More leaders are now being encouraged to endorse the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Manifesto with the goal of ensuring that people and nature are at the centre of economies and policies, as well as generating the shifts needed in domestic and international finance and scaling up nature-based solutions in practice.
Nature’s crucial moment at the next UN Climate Summit
At what might be the most high-profile summit on climate change since the 2015 UN conference that led to the Paris Agreement, nature will play a central role as a lead theme and one of the key six ‘action’ areas at the UN Secretary-General summit, during Climate Week. To celebrate and endorse nature’s role as a climate solution and its intrinsic value providing a third of the climate solution by 2030, Nature4Climate will host four days of powerful programming at the Convene 101 Park Avenue and Central Park Zoo from September 22nd to 25th.
CBD response: IPBES global assessment
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, or IPBES, released a major report detailing past biodiversity losses and prospects for people and nature. Governments and scientists worldwide agree we are exploiting nature faster than it can renew itself, and the threat from the loss of nature will be as big a challenge to the world as rising temperatures. Dr. Cristiana Pașca-Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, shares her response to the report.
Measuring the state of the world’s wildlife
Next week, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will launch its Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – the first global snapshot in more than a decade of the state of the world’s biodiversity and is also the first-ever such report that is intergovernmental. It is a collation of existing evidence: what sets it apart is its aggregation of the science, combined with endorsement by governments.
All hands on deck for the climate
Do we invest in energy-based solutions for climate mitigation or do we invest in nature-based solutions? It is not an either-or question. In a recent letter to the editor in Global Change Biology, the authors argue that aggressive action in both is needed. Substantial carbon dioxide reductions are needed by the middle of the century. Moving the political and energy structures of society is like turning a big ship; we need more time. Many nature-based solutions are ready to go now.