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NbS in the News

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NbS at the Climate Adaptation Summit

The Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 will be held on 25-26 January online. Global leaders and local stakeholders will come together to launch an Adaptation Action Agenda, laying out commitments to new projects and partnerships for climate change adaptation.

There will be a session focusing on nature-based solutions at 16:30-18:30 CET on Monday 25th Jan. Many of [...] Read more January 18, 2021

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£3bn of UK’s international climate finance committed to nature

The UK has pledged £3 billion to protect and restore ecosystems abroad over the next five years. The funding comes from the existing commitment of £11.6 billion for international climate finance. Actions will include a range of nature-based solutions such as protection, restoration and management of biodiverse habitats on  land and in the sea, and [...] Read more January 11, 2021

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Role of NbS for Climate Change Adaptation in UK Policy

Just ahead of tomorrow’s Climate Ambition Summit, this report considers the important role of nature-based solutions (NbS) in climate change adaptation policy for the UK and its fourteen overseas territories. The report was written by NbSI, in collaboration with WWF and RSPB; together we will work with the UK government over the coming [...] Read more December 11, 2020

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The role of nature in the UK NDC

This report, from the RSPB and WWF based on analysis by Pete Smith and colleagues at the University of Aberdeen and with inputs from the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, makes science-based recommendations on how to include nature in an updated UK Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Every Paris Agreement signatory has the chance to submit an updated [...] Read more November 18, 2020

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New Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets

The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets is an initiative aiming to scale an effective and efficient voluntary carbon market. The aim is to bring together key players from across the entire carbon market value chain, to provide recommendations on the most pressing challenges facing the carbon market. The Taskforce is private-sector led, and has [...] Read more November 15, 2020

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UNFCCC Race to Zero Dialogues

In place of an in-person conference this year, the UNFCCC hosted a set of online dialogues to discuss how we can ‘race’ to zero greenhouse gas emissions and zero harm to biodiversity, on the route to negative emissions, net biodiversity gain and a restored planet. There was a day of dynamic discussions focused on nature-based [...] Read more October 30, 2020

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Summary: Global Landscapes Forum Biodiversity Conference on One World – One Health

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) hosted a two-day online conference focussing on the relationship between the landscape approach to ecosystem management, and the One Health approach to public health. The resounding conclusion from the event was that human health must not just be an outcome of the landscape approach, but must also be an initial [...] Read more October 30, 2020

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NbS Peru Digital Dialogues

The NbS Peru Digital Dialogues (Diálogos Digitales sobre Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza en el Perú) will take place online on 19-20th October. The event aims to generate dialogue on the potential of nature-based solutions in Peru to address multiple societal challenges, including their role in climate change adaptation and mitigation action. During this event, [...] Read more October 9, 2020

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UN Biodiversity summit

The United Nations summit on biodiversity was held at the end of September, with the theme: Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development. There was a strong emphasis on the relationship between biodiversity, climate change and zoonotic disease. The importance of NbS for climate change and other development priorities was highlighted by many speakers, with [...] Read more September 30, 2020

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Oxford principles for net zero aligned carbon offsetting

Many companies, governments, cities, regions and financial institutions are making net-zero commitments. To achieve this, in most cases, carbon offsetting is necessary. This comes with risks, such as inappropriate carbon accounting, the release of stored carbon at a later date, and negative impacts on people, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Published today, the Oxford Offsetting [...] Read more September 29, 2020

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