By combining the capabilities of banks, governments and agri-businesses through blended finance instruments UN Environment and partners, have set out to overcome this hurdle and trigger a transformational shift to save forests, restore landscapes, create jobs and transition to climate smart agriculture.
Articles Tagged: Natural Climate Solutions
The Bambuti, Batwa and Yawanawa: how indigenous forest peoples are fighting to save their world – and ours
From the Bambuti community in Congo, Burundi’s Batwa people to the Yawanawa people in the Amazon, indigenous communities around the world have always worked on the principle of sustainability – always conscious of keeping resources available for posterity.
Shining a light on natural climate solutions in Africa
Africa covers about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth. Not only is it a power house for nature, it could also be a powerhouse for natural climate solutions. Our N4C mapper shows that Africa could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% by deploying cost-effective natural climate solutions.
Forests provide a critical short-term solution to climate change
There is a “catastrophic climate gap” between the commitments that countries have made under the Paris Climate Agreement and the emissions reductions required to avoid the worst consequences of global warming, according to UN Environment’s Emissions Gap Report 2017.
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.
Governors in U.S Climate Alliance announce new wave of climate actions in advance of Global Climate Action Summit
U.S. Climate Alliance states are pursuing opportunities to increase carbon storage in forests, farms, and ecosystems, and are launching a new initiative to identify best practices for land conservation, management and restoration.
Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS
To limit global warming to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in the latter half of the 21st century will be needed. Carbon Brief uses the recently published review of NCS to examine how big a role they could play in contributing to negative emissions.
Economic Growth and Climate Solution? Think Wood.
Wood has been used as a construction material for 10,000 years, but it is gathering a new importance that goes beyond providing four walls. More and more countries are incentivising the use of timber in buildings, but why?
Techno fixes for the environment or natural climate solutions and ‘nature-tech’?
It can be tempting in this tech-obsessed age to ascribe technology as the panacea to all our problems.
Australia’s indigenous communities light a fire on climate change
Indigenous groups in Australia are mitigating carbon emissions from their land by setting fire to it.