Articles Tagged: UN Climate Action Summit

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.

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:

Nature-based solutions: A summary of announcements and developments during the UN Climate Action Summit and Climate Week

As the UN Climate Action Summit came to a conclusion, 70 countries said they will come up with tougher national contributions in 2020. Groups of investors, including insurance giant Allianz, committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050, and new funding was announced for climate change adaptation and mitigation. And nature? How did it do? N4C has tracked NBS announcements.

VIDEO: “We are united to save the planet” — Tzam Tigre Tzamarenda

A powerful first day in New York City for nature-based solutions and calls for action to protect, restore and fund nature ahead of the official start of UN Climate Action on Monday. Tzam Tigre Tzamarenda, a shaman from Ecuador, offers a traditional blessing to commence the week calling for action and solidarity to help reverse the impacts of environmental destruction and escalating climate change.

How do we measure nature in NDCs? A run through of the suite of tools and guidance available

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.