In a world first, carbon credits are to be counted for the first time under the United Nations Climate Paris Agreement. These have just been issued for a soil carbon project under the Australian Emissions Reduction Fund. The credits were received by the Grounds Keeping Carbon Project, which showcases the work of an innovation and farming system in Victoria that creates soil carbon in pastures at rates that are comparable with forests.
Articles Tagged: Sustainable
N4C spokespeople respond to IPCC 1.5 report and the importance of NCS
The much-awaited special report on global warming at 1.5C from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” if governments and industries are to avoid uncontrollable natural tipping points. N4C spokespeople responded to the report and the importance of NCS in stabilising the word’s climate.
5 ways investors can address the climate challenge
Attempts to tackle climate change need funding – a lot of it. It will take an estimated $6-7 trillion per year over the next 15 years to solve climate change and to meet the other UN Sustainable Development Goals. How will we pay for it? Read more from TNC CEO Mark Tercek.
Climate change leaders commit to putting forests at heart of solutions
Environmentalist and UN messenger for peace Dr. Jane Goodall set down a powerful challenge to climate change leaders gathered in San Francisco this week to recognize forests as part of the solution.
Less Wood for More Charcoal: How women are leading the charge for sustainable charcoal in Kenya
As both a primary energy source and employer, it’s clear that charcoal is important to Kenyan life. But it also is the largest single contributor of forest degradation and causes high levels of carbon emissions. That’s why TNC partner KEFRI is researching how to make charcoal production more sustainable.
An Open Goal: Why Forests and Nature Need to be at the Center of the Sustainable Development Agenda
The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development kicked off on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York. This year’s theme focusses on the “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” and the SDGs in review are of relevance to migration. WWF authors explore why nature is central to it all.
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.
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?
Sustainable Land Bonds
The Sustainable Land Bonds report, produced in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative, shows how tropical forest countries can use sustainable land bonds to access the capital they need to transition to sustainable, low-carbon land-management systems.
WRI launches interactive platform to support action on climate, SDGs
According to WRI’s new Climate Watch platform, climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.