Forest sector solutions such as conservation, restoration, and improved management of forests can help countries cost-effectively deliver up to a third of GHG emission mitigation needed by 2030 to keep temperature increases below 2°C.
As countries consider ways to increase the ambition of their current national climate plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they appear to be overlooking significant opportunities in forest and land-use conservation, restoration, and management. Measures aimed at improving the ecological state of deforested or degraded landscapes through tree-planting and other means are cost-effective solutions for large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
During this webinar, WRI and UNDP experts will give an overview of new guidance, NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in the Forest and Land-use Sector and Ecuador's Environment Ministry will share the country’s experience and perspective, having already submitted a revised NDC in 2018, with an enhanced role for the forest sector.
This webinar is part of a series on Sectoral Opportunities to Enhance NDCs. You can find the full schedule and video links to recordings here.