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An article by IUCN last month, on the heels of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), explores the role of forest landscape restoration (FLR) for climate change. Citing research that shows that natural climate solutions can deliver one third of the climate solutions needed, the article noted that implementation of the Bonn Challenge – achieving the 2030 objective of the Bonn Challenge – would sequester up to 1.7 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent annually.
Further, GCAS included 17 commitments across key stakeholder groups to mitigate climate change, including through forest landscape restoration.
“The summit ultimately resulted in 17 powerful commitments – 100 NGOs, businesses, state and local governments, and indigenous and local communities pledged to work together under the 30×30 Challenge, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced half a billion USD for a new GEF Food, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program, 45 cities joined the Cities4Forests initiative and the Government of Norway pledged $5 million USD over the next five years for the programme.”
See the full list of the 17 commitments here.
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