NCS Monthly News & Updates – May 2021

Current investments in Nature-based solutions amount to $133 billion per year. But if the world is to meet the climate change, biodiversity, and land degradation targets, it needs to close a $4.1 trillion financing gap in nature by 2050.

New study highlights ways to cut risk in Article 6 trading

GENEVA, 11 May – A new legal gap analysis of Article 6 released today finds that the Paris Agreement offers a number of structural protections to deliver carbon market integrity. Importantly, it explores additional measures that can help mitigate risks and scale up market cooperation A new legal gap analysis of Article 6 finds that, … Read more

NCS Monthly News & Updates – March 2021

Natural Climate Solutions: Monthly News & Reports Summary News stories from March 2021 Destruction of world’s forests increased sharply in 2020. Calls for forests to be high on COP26 agenda after loss of 42,000 sq km of tree cover in key tropical regions Regrowing a tropical forest – is it better to plant trees or leave … Read more

NCS Monthly News & Updates – February 2021

Natural Climate Solutions: Monthly News & Reports Summary News stories from February 2021 Digging into the complex, confusing and contentious world of soil carbon offsets. Can farmland soils deliver the climate benefits we all hope they can? Shades of REDD+: Corresponding Adjustments, Kyoto Protocol Nostalgia, and a Proposed Way Forward. Controlling realities through accounting is an … Read more

NCS Monthly News & Updates – January 2021

Natural Climate Solutions: Monthly News & Reports Summary News stories from January 2021 Unpacking the New “Blueprint” for Bigger (and Better?) Voluntary Carbon Markets. After four months of exhaustive consultation among nearly 200 environmental and financial entities the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) has released its “blueprint” for expanding voluntary carbon markets to support … Read more

IETA Paper Calls for Increased Investment to Prevent Deforestation

GENEVA, 9th December – Efforts to increase investments in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) must recognise the importance of reducing and avoiding emissions from forestry activities, according to a paper published today by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). The paper highlights the invaluable contribution that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can make … Read more