This report analyses the current state of knowledge regarding the role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in climate change mitigation. It shows that in order to keep temperature rising to 1.5 degrees and achieve net zero by 2050 a significant contribution from NbS is both necessary and possible, provided the necessary finance is made available.
Much of the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement have been finalised. However, negotiators at COP26 still need to resolve a few outstanding issues, including devising the implementation guidelines for Article 6.
“Nature-based solutions” (NbS) have been defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges…”. The societal challenge to which NbS are most commonly applied at present is the mitigation of climate change.
This study reviews the status of the legal recognition of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and Afro-descendant Peoples to the carbon in their lands and territories across 31 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
This study examines three countries in detail – Pakistan, Fiji, and Lao PDR –through a long term energy alternatives planning (LEAP) model that is based on three different scenarios of economic response to COVID-19.
A new report from Ecosystem Marketplace, shows that funding to conserve and increase carbon stored in forests around the world has more than doubled between 2016 and 2019. But authors say forest carbon finance still falls far short of what’s needed to counter global forest loss and support increased climate ambition.
This report provides detailed information about the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and the challenges and opportunities for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to benefit from the scheme as a source of carbon offsets.
This joint briefing highlights concerns that many governments and corporations are jumping on the bandwagon and declaring “net zero” climate targets. These announcements might sound like they signify ambitious climate action.