COP27 session on Catalyzing NbS for Climate and Biodiversity Action
In a COP27 session organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the crucial role of Nature-based Solutions in addressing the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss was highlighted. In ‘Catalyzing NBS for Climate and Biodiversity Action: Global Commitments to Local Action’, Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director General highlighted the interlinkage between climate and biodiversity crisis.
Monica Medina, US Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources, and Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs just said “We need nature to reach net zero”. Medina expanded that “NbS on land can provide 1/3 of the reduction we need to keep 1.5C alive” and that well-designed NbS can provide multiple benefits.
“NbS is the most effective and necessary solution for climate and biodiversity today. We can solve both climate and biodiversity crisis at the same time through NbS”. Manuel Vidal asserted that “EbA and NbS are complementary” and both reflect the need to secure high quality and integrity interventions. “Let’s continue insisting for NbS”.
Watch the full session recording on YouTube.