2020 will be a pivotal moment for the future of our world. During that year the challenges of climate change, the health of our natural world and sustainable development will take centre stage, as world leaders meet to take critical decisions under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Global Mangrove Alliance recently gave its input to the Talanoa Dialogue, highlighting the role of mangroves in climate change mitigation and adaptation. This submission builds on a previous Talanoa Dialogue joint submission focused on the potential for Natural Climate Solutions – the protection, restoration and sustainable management of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The new submission focuses on one pathway outlined in the Natural Climate Solutions submission: mangrove restoration and conservation.
This report focuses on carbon finance opportunities for enhancing soil organic carbon stocks across the globe and moving towards low-carbon, sustainable, agriculture practices which deliver both on food security and the global warming trajectory of no more than 1.5°C. More precisely, the study was done to assess the state of and prospects of carbon finance for soil carbon project development and its ability to make a meaningful contribution to climate change mitigation.
Globally, croplands could sequester as much as 53% of the target of the “4 Pour 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” and make a significant contribution to reach the 2°C target of the Paris Climate Agreement while improving soil health and food production at the same time.