Statement from Lucy Almond, Director of Nature4Climate, regarding the new WWF Living Planet report.
Please note parenthetically! The work to tackle climate change isn’t working at cross-purposes. All with the need to feed a growing world population. Natural climate solutions are urgently required to provide a third of the world’s climate solutions by 2030. It can work in harmony with sectors like agriculture and forestry. Take reforestation of degraded and unused land. This can effectively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere without disturbing prime agricultural land. So regenerative agriculture cares with practices that reduce emissions and store more carbon in soils. It therefore will even boost the amount of food we produce. Finally and all while helping the climate at the same time.
In conclusion, Nature4Climate (N4C) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As well as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Woods Hole Research Center, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Resources Institute (WRI). All of them aim to increase investment and action on natural climate solutions in support of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The N4C partners work together to catalyse partnerships between governments, civil society, business and investors to cut and remove greenhouse gas emissions across the land sector.