Climate Change

Why 'Nature-based solutions' are the key to achieving net-zero

Piles of legal wood are seen in a wood company warehouse in the Amazon rainforest, inside Jamari National Forest Park, Rondonia, Brazil

Limiting deforestation is an example of a nature-based solution. Image: REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Aruna Chandrasekhar
Journalist, Carbon Brief
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Table synthesising studies of nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation.
Table showing nature-based syntheses. Image: United Nations Environment Programme and International Union for Conservation of Nature (2021).

A part of the Paris Agreement’s preamble text refers to nature and biodiversity.
Relevant parts of the Paris Agreement. Image: UN Climate Change
Article 5 of the Paris Agreement.
Relevant article of the Paris Agreement. Image: UN Climate Change

A key section of the high-level summary of UN Climate Change’s Standing Committee on Finance.
It points to the potential to “exponentially increase private sector finance flows for nature”. Image: UN Climate Change

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