Degradation and forgone removals increase the carbon impact of intact forest loss by 626%

A new study in the journal Science Advances from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland says that carbon impacts from the loss of intact tropical forests has been widely underreported. The study calculates new figures relating to intact tropical forest lost between 2000-2013 that show an increase of 626 percent in the long-term net carbon impacts through 2050.

WWF Report: NDCs – A force for nature

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.

Global Mangrove Alliance’s input into the Talanoa Dialogue

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.

Carbon market incentives to conserve, restore and enhance soil carbon

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.

Global Sequestration Potential of Increased Organic Carbon in Cropland Soils

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.