Knowledge Sharing Panel | Main Stage
Host: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
There is a growing interest in how we can address the climate crisis, promote biodiversity and build back better from the covid-19 pandemic by leveraging the value of nature-based solutions (NbS). The Emissions Gap Report 2020 presents the promotion of nature-based solutions as a key for a green recovery and research has shown that NbS can contribute to supply up to 30-40% of our climate change mitigation needs if properly implemented. Utilizing the power of nature, the knowledge of indigenous groups and momentum from the young generation, several countries are considering how this can be done at scale. However, there is at the same time a growing concern around actors “offsetting” their emissions using cheap, nature-based credits with low permanence and credibility. The benefits of the solutions are also limited unless they are implemented with a multi-stakeholder perspective from different actors in society and nature. The panel hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), within the frame of the UN SDG Action Campaign, aims to bring together voices from different perspectives, including high level government representatives, youth leaders, indigenous communities and scientists to stimulate enriching and constructive discussions around these critical questions such as: What is the potential of ecosystem restoration, recovery and Nature-based Solutions to address the goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs? What are the main enablers to promote nature’s contribution to achieve net zero and resilient societes? The diversity of the panel will ensure the richness of the discussions, and that different insights, ideas and approaches on NbS are shared and have a legacy beyond the event itself. Join the conversation for a prime opportunity to learn from potent stakeholders sharing the boldest ideas and approaches that can truly transform progress across the Decade of Action.
Heeta Lakhani, Ligia Castro de Doens, Nathalie Seddon, Nisreen Elsaim, Ovais Sarmad, Pina Gervassi