The integration of biodiversity and climate objectives in land-use policy

SDSN launched a policy brief to present the case for the need to integrate nature and climate. The brief outlines practical steps, particularly drawing on spatial planning, to operationalize the 30x30 target and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Climate Biodiversity brief

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The impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most important global challenges and risks to society as actions taken to mitigate climate change can have either beneficial or harmful effects on biodiversity. Nature based solutions (NBS) in support of climate and nature can contribute to the delivery of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) commitments. Achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050 will require major changes in the way countries manage the land, coast, and sea, alongside the decarbonisation of the energy, agriculture, land-use change and forestry sectors.

The brief presents guiding principles and practical steps for policymakers to ensure effective integration of the climate and biodiversity agendas.