Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change and Biodiversity Challenges: Call for Expertise
The UK has committed to bringing all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050, and there is increasing interest in the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) for climate change mitigation and additional conservation benefits to nature. In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow and the CBD in Beijing – where new targets will be set for global biodiversity conservation – the UK Government(s) will be taking strategic decisions on how to meet climate and biodiversity targets.
The BES is therefore producing a UK-focussed report that will synthesise and evaluate evidence for the potential of nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, while benefitting biodiversity and providing other ecosystem services.
The report will be broken down into different chapters, covering the following:
- Freshwater systems
- Coastal and marine
- Arable Landscapes
- Built environment
- Spatial Delivery
- Policy Mechanisms for Delivering NBS
They will include case studies and assessments of the quality of evidence for each chapter. We aim to launch the report in mid-November 2020.
How you can contribute:
- Contribute to drafting a chapter
- Reviewing a chapter
- Assessing the quality of evidence informing a chapter
If you would like to contribute or discuss the report, please e-mail Bethany at Bethany@britishecologicalsociety.org.
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