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Study to Assess the Climate Change Mitigation Benefits of Achieving Global Biodiversity Targets - BE0183

The aim of this project is to provide a quantitative global estimate of the climate change mitigation benefits (in terms of carbon stocks protected and emissions reduced) which would be achieved under a range of proposed global biodiversity protection and ecosystem restoration targets, and to develop a plan for similar analyses at country level in selected countries. The analysis will consider all terrestrial ecosystems and model impacts to 2030, 2050 and 2100.
The project will:

o produce a scientifically credible estimate of the land-use related carbon emissions reductions that could be realised by achieving a range of global biodiversity goals and targets, both in terms of overall magnitude and global distribution.

o provide global climate policy leaders with robust information on the size of the potential emissions reductions from achieving biodiversity targets, to inform work by HMG and others on nature-based solutions to climate change and an integrated approach to climate and biodiversity.

o provide global biodiversity policy leaders with robust information on the potential contribution of biodiversity conservation and management efforts to global climate objectives, to inform the development and implementation of post-2020 CBD targets and work to enhance ambition and implementation of actions to address biodiversity loss.

o identify countries for national level analysis
Project Documents
• IR - Interim Report : Emissions Reduction Methods Report UNEP-WCMC   (3028k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2020

To: 2021

Cost: £50,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
United Nations Environment Program
Climate Change              
Environmental Change