We have seen approximately a 1.0°C increase in global average temperatures since pre-industrial times. This is already damaging the planet’s ecosystems in ways that are harmful to biodiversity; and dangerous to people. Climate change impacts are being felt across biomes and systems - from the polar regions, to our freshwater, oceans, grasslands and savannahs, forests, and food.
Nature is a critical ally in the fight against climate change and nature loss. Evidence shows that strong, and healthy national ecosystems can help to fight climate change as well as build resilience and help us adapt to climate impacts. It is vital we decarbonize our economy as well as promote and support these “nature-based solutions”.