The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has recently released a paper calling for increased investment in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) to recognise the importance of pathways that reduce and avoid emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The paper highlights the invaluable contribution that REDD+ can make not only to the fight against climate change, but for efforts to restore and enhance natural ecosystems.
The paper emphasises that with natural climate solutions becoming an increasingly large component of the voluntary carbon market, and two new REDD+ standards recently accepted in a compliance market, significant investment is now at hand to finance critical forest conservation projects. It calls on the market to prioritise solutions that protect, restore and enhance existing tropical ecosystems, in order to meet global climate goals under the Paris Agreement.
Read the new IETA paper here, and contact us today to integrate our conservation and restoration projects into your business’s climate strategy. IETA has also published a fact-sheet on Natural Climate Solutions, which you can find here.