At COP27, Ecosphere+ and AIDER supported the attendance of an indigenous-led group of climate leaders from the Peruvian Amazon.
Made up of indigenous spokespeople, a forestry engineer and NGO staff, this diverse delegation brought vital perspectives to COP27 to unearth much-needed dialogue around implementing effective and equitable solutions to climate change that are rooted in nature.
Ecosphere+ and AIDER, partners who together develop and bring to market some of the world’s leading carbon projects, are dedicated to equipping local and indigenous communities on the front lines of climate change, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. With generational knowledge and vital context, these communities are central to developing resilient and long-term solutions that truly work at the landscape scale. ‘Natural climate solutions’ (NCS) harness the power of nature to mitigate climate change, and are capable of delivering profound positive outcomes when developed with integrity and governed transparently.
At COP27, it was crucial to make clear how high-quality, indigenous-led NCS projects can deliver effective and immediate climate mitigation, with meaningful environmental and social impact today for the long term. This is paramount if we are to build trust in the carbon market and mobilise the finance that is required to protect nature and meet our climate goals at the scale necessary.