Nature-based Solutions (NBS) have recently attracted considerable interest in global environmental forums such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity. They serve to address a significant number of societal challenges and can also be used in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The current issue of the Carbon Mechanisms Review (CMR) takes up the debate on NBS in market-based climate change mitigation. In it, the authors provide an overview of the concept and the challenges they pose. They also take a look at a current initiative that seeks to scale up climate change mitigation activities in the forest sector in an environmentally sound and inclusive way. The cover story also introduces the European Union's Carbon Farming Initiative. This is a voluntary program to offset CO2 emissions. In addition, CMR analyses how Clean Development Mechanism methods can be adapted to the new framework of the Paris Agreement and its Article 6. Other contributions address lessons learned with climate action under Article 6.2 of the Agreement and how non-market-based approaches can be brought to implementation under Articles 6.8 and 6.9 of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The issue of CMR (Volume 9, No. 2), entitled "Taking the Natural Approach", is available free of charge under the link below.