Nature Based Solutions (NBS), Climate Action Summit 2019

  • 29th September 2019
  • by secretary

Nature-based Solutions for NDCs Pathway Framework
September 20, 2019

The “Pathway for Increasing Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions: A seven-step approach for national governments to integrate or enhance nature-based solutions in their NDCs” provides a framework for governments to identify potential NBS with the aim of enhancing their climate mitigation and adaptation action in a cost-effective manner and with multiple co-benefits.

This Pathway provides governments with a concise summary of specific actions to consider, organized in seven steps:

Step 1 – Establish an understanding of the national greenhouse gas accounting context
Step 2 – Identify and review existing nature-based actions in national legal and institutional frameworks
Step 3 – Identify and review nature-based actions in the current NDC
Step 4 – Develop a rapid analysis for estimating the climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of the existing nature-based actions
Step 5 – Crosswalk nature-based solution pathways with existing measurable nature-based actions and identify opportunities for enhancing NDCs using spatial data
Step 6 – Integrate measurable nature-based actions into the NDC
Step 7 – Improve or create the enabling conditions to support implementation of NBS integrated into the NDC
Check out the complementary Nature-based Solutions for NDCs Toolkit here.

22 September 2019. Nature Based Solutions (NBS), Climate Action Summit 2019.

The Nature-Based Solutions Coalition of the UN Climate Action Summit hosted a high-level event to highlight the critical role of nature for climate action and the pathways to unlocking nature’s full potential for mitigation and adaptation to deliver the Paris Agreement and carbon neutrality by 2050.

The event was convened by the UN Secretary-General, featuring Heads of State and Ministers, and leaders from international organizations, civil society, private sector, youth and indigenous peoples, among other key stakeholders.

Extract of the programme:
Scaling-up NBS for Mitigation, Resilience and Adaptation

The solutions exist, they are people-centered, practical and achievable. They can be implemented everywhere if adequately supported through shifts in national governance and financing processes, widespread popular mobilization and partnering among multiple stakeholders
  • Rt. Hon. Zac Goldsmith UK, Minister for Environment and International Development 
  • HE Sergio Costa, Italy, Minister of Environment, Land and Sea 
  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) 
  • Divine Ntiokam, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network, Cameroon 
  • Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General, IUCN 
  • Jennifer Morris, President of Conservation International 
  • Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, Director General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Indonesia 
  • HE Lee White, Minister for Forests, Sea, Environment and Climate, Republic of Gabon