Letters | For climate change solutions: go beyond carbon and back to nature
- The Earth’s biodiversity and climate costs have been devastating and the risks will accelerate in the coming decades, if proper action is not taken
- Nature-based climate solutions provide a unique opportunity to achieve connected solutions for biodiversity loss, climate change and sustainable development
The UN Climate Action Summit held in New York this week was the first in a year-long series of global biodiversity and climate change gatherings. Much talk, massive media and some expressions of heightened ambition and new initiatives.
There’s been a flurry of international activity over the past decades, yet our biodiversity and climate have continued to suffer.
Global gatherings are important, but their limits are becoming increasingly evident. The growing frequency of events since the catalytic UN Conference on the Human Environment in 1972, stand in stark contrast to the results observed on the ground.