Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

The Natural Climate Solutions Alliance convenes public and private stakeholders for identifying opportunities and barriers to investment into carbon credits in new and existing markets to scale up financing for natural climate solutions.

While also serving as a forum for knowledge sharing and technical capacity building, the Alliance focuses on two approaches to ensuring natural climate solutions reach their full potential in abating climate change.

Approaches

Unlocking finance to deliver natural climate solutions at scale

Estimates suggest NCS attracts only 2 to 3 % of public climate finance globally. A powerful way to change this is to confer economic value on them and create an incentive to invest in their preservation and enhancement. The NCS Alliance leverages its leadership group to unlock greater investment into natural climate solutions crediting systems to compensate emissions in the short-term at an affordable cost.

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Delivering investment efficiently: Voluntary and compliance markets

Markets for carbon credits have the potential to mobilize finance for NCS at the speed and scale necessary for serious emissions reductions. In order to unlock the scale of investments needed, and allow countries to raise their climate ambition while reducing costs, carbon market schemes will need to integrate NCS credits into compliance pathways. Financing NCS, both voluntary and compliance markets, and both nationally and internationally will be sought to maximize opportunities and address barriers to investing.

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