OPINION: Nature-based solutions in Brazil are key to reaching global climate targets

Published in Reuters

By Robert Muggah

Any hope of keeping global temperatures under 2C depends on the acceleration of radical climate action – including in the world’s forests.

Current approaches favor mitigation – reducing reliance on fossil fuels and curbing greenhouse gases – and adaptation to more frequent and intense shocks and stresses. The Nature Conservancy believes that nature-based solutions that revalue and protect forests are among the most powerful mitigation tools available. If rolled-out at scale, they could deliver up to a third of the reductions required to reach global net zero carbon targets.

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