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.
Articles Tagged: nature-based solutions
Momentum for nature-based solutions continues to grow despite disappointing UN climate talks
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.
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.
Five take-aways from New York Climate Week 2019 to combat deforestation
As the dust settles, post-New York Climate Week and the Sustainable Development Impact Summit running alongside the UN General Assembly, it’s an opportune moment to reflect as we work to mobilize more action to tackle the climate crisis. Justin Adams, Executive Director at the Tropical Forest Alliance shares five stand-out take-aways, and how this begins to lay out the pathway for concrete action in the next decade.
Nature takes center stage during UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit and Climate Week
This marks a significant step forward. However, we note, more broadly, the Summit did not deliver the sea change in political will that many had hoped. Although 69 countries signaled their intent to increase the ambition of their national climate targets, none of the major emitters stepped forward with new pledges.
VIDEO: Leaders of industry and community call for nature-based solutions
Day 4 of Nature’s Climate Hub focussed on how nature-based solutions can deliver for biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as for the climate — hear what industry leaders had to say.
Top ten nature takeaways from the UN Climate Summit and Climate Week
Secretary-General António Guterres noted this week, “that we fool ourselves if we think we can fool nature and that nature was a critical part of the climate solution. This was echoed by Inger Andersen from UNEP saying that ‘in order to arrest this emergency, and as we decarbonize our economies, we must bring one of our most powerful allies into the fight now – nature.’ Here are N4C’s top ten takeaways:
VIDEO: Nature’s Climate Hub — Ocean, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystem Day
Day 3 of Nature’s Climate Hub and a special focus on the Ocean and its role as salve and sink in the face of escalating climate change.
An update on a growing movement for people and nature
The NBS manifesto with China and New Zealand as co-leads along with Costa Rica, Djibouti, Fiji, Gabon, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Pakistan, Tajikistan welcomed new joiners this week — find out which other companies, businesses, international organizations and civil society groups joined.