Session 1 – Nature for Climate
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24 September 2020, 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT)
This session explores why and how nature – natural and managed ecosystems – are an essential strategy for mitigating climate change. Nearly a quarter of all global greenhouse gases stem from land use, including the conversion of forests into agriculture, destruction of mangrove forests, the draining of peatlands, and unsustainable agricultural practices, among other practices. However, protecting, restoring and sustainably managing the worlds ecosystems could provide more than a third of our climate mitigation solution. This session focuses on the importance of nature as a climate solution, and highlights steps that governments and local communities can take to place nature at the heart of their climate action.
This session will take place on 24 September 2020, 9:00-10:30 AM (EDT). The event will be broadcast live on this page.