Nature Based Solutions: What's the Problem?

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The concept of 'Nature-Based Solutions' has been proposed as key in tackling both the crises of global climate change and global loss of biodiversity. It has been claimed, for example, that 'natural solutions' - like protecting forests and other ecosystems, and planting more trees - can account for more than a third of climate change mitigation by 2030. This talk explores whether such claims are true. It will explain where the concept originated, where it sits in global climate (and biodiversity) policy and how it is now being used in practice. It will consider what the overall/conceptual problems are, and also look at specific examples - which will include projects from which CPC is buying carbon credits to supposedly 'offset' its greenhouse gas emissions.

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