About NbS for Climate Mitigation
Immediate, far-reaching action to rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere is necessary if the worst consequences of climate change are to be avoided. Over the past 10 years, there has been growing interest in the potential of nature to help meet global goals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions to mitigate climate change, reflecting the importance of natural ecosystems as sources and sinks for greenhouse gases.
NbS that can help mitigate climate change include actions that:
- 1. Decrease greenhouse gas emissions related to deforestation and land use
- 2. Capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
These actions include protecting natural ecosystems from loss and degradation, restoring ecosystems that have been degraded, and more sustainably managing working lands such as fields and managed forests.