Articles Tagged: Nature Now

What’s ahead for nature-based solutions?

Friday 13th November — This year’s inaugural “State of NBS,” I would like to take up this challenge and present a vision for what the next twelve months, to COP26 and beyond, could look like…an aspiration rooted in the very real momentum and action taking place in the different corners of the NBS ecosystem.

IUCN launches first-ever global nature-based solutions standard

Thursday 23rd July 2020 — Today, IUCN releases the first-ever global standard that will help mainstream nature-based solutions while protecting people and the planet. After a two-year participatory consultation process with almost a thousand people, IUCN has developed a framework for both the public and the private sector. The goal is to move towards reliable, consistent and internationally-recognised standards for planning and implementing nature-based solutions.

EU launches Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

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.

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.

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.

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.