Toward safe, effective, and sustainable use of negative emissions approaches

At COP 23 most ideas focus on reducing GHG emissions in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. A much less widely discussed approach is to make use of negative emissions that can occur mostly in the field of Forestry/ Forest Conservation and Agriculture. Negative emissions do as well occur in other fields … Continue reading Toward safe, effective, and sustainable use of negative emissions approaches

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#PeatlandsMatter

“Peatlands must be wet: for the climate, for the people, and for the future.” Peatlands are slowly being recognized for their capacity to store large amounts of carbon. Although they cover less than 3 percent of the global land surface, they contain twice as much carbon as that in the world’s forests. The main problem … Continue reading #PeatlandsMatter

The role of primary forest in climate change mitigation and adaptation

We started COP23 with a panel on primary forest landscapes and their impact on climate change, mitigation and adaptation with a focus on the tropical climate zone. One of Fijis’ most important Agenda Points is to strengthen the rights of indigenous people within the discussions about climate change, so that they are now able to … Continue reading The role of primary forest in climate change mitigation and adaptation

Views on nature-based solutions to build climate resilience and sustainable development

The high level event “Working with nature to build climate resilience and sustainable development” was both inspiring and informative. The panelists – a variety of representatives from countries worldwide – discussed different aspects of the use of nature-based solutions. The president of the Republic of Palau discussed how his country only has a small contribution … Continue reading Views on nature-based solutions to build climate resilience and sustainable development

Mangroves in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The COP23 side event “Mangroves in the Tropics: Realizing their Potential for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” touched upon the importance of mangrove ecosystems in the climate debate. Mangroves are crucial ecosystems. They cover a total of 15 million hectares worldwide, and are evident in 118 tropical and subtropical countries and territories. However, they are … Continue reading Mangroves in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation