Innovating for nature: Unlocking carbon markets for people, climate and the planet

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"The world has been awakened for the call to immediate action." There is no denying that we are living in uncertain times. Beyond the disruptive and tragic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world finds itself facing a crisis like no other in every corner of the planet; the accelerated destruction of nature and the impacts of climate change. Although these issues have often been regarded in silos, we cannot ignore that they are inextricably linked. As we continue to lose one football field of forest every second , global temperatures continue to rise , and over 1 million species are at risk of extinction by 2050, the world has been awakened to the call for immediate action. Luckily, a critical answer to our problems is found in the very thing at risk: nature . Conserving and restoring ecosystems provides a critical tool to mitigate climate change and support people and natural ecosystems. Actions that increase carbon storage and avoid further emissions by conserving, restoring and improving land management across global forests, wetlands, grasslands and agricultural lands are known as Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) . These powerful solutions can provide up to one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed […]

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