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A new global climate agreement will be negotiated for adoption at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris.

COP 21 is the beginning of a process and a tipping point for increased climate action at subnational, national and international levels — and an opportunity to raise awareness, identify innovative approaches, encourage participation and start an ongoing conversation about coming together to address the challenge.

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    EditText:Conservation International (CI) believes that nature is our best defense against climate change. Protecting ecosystems and the beneficial services they provide is one of our most immediate and effective solutions to mitigating the causes of and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Reaching these solutions requires collaboration, and CI believes that the new climate agreement is our best hope for collaboration at the global scale. Climate action is not just the responsibility of governments — communities, civil society and businesses all have a part to play. In particular, private-sector action is crucial for moving toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient future, and the COP is an opportunity to start a conversation across sectors and forge new partnerships to tackle the challenge together.
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    Turning science into policy

    How should nature-based solutions for fighting climate change be implemented? What is the role of the private sector? What should REDD+ look like? These and other issues are covered in a series of briefs that translate CI's research into policy prescriptions:

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      CI’s policy stance at COP 21

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      Download CI’s COP21 press kit here. See our latest news and press releases at

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      CI’s goal is to ensure that the global agreement on climate change includes provisions for nature-based solutions for mitigation and adaptation. This includes:

      • Formal recognition of the vital role that nature plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sequestering carbon and enhancing resilience to the impacts of climate change;
      • Global goals on both mitigation and adaptation;
      • Individual country commitments that ensure strong social and environmental outcomes from actions addressing climate change;
      • Inclusion of transparent, consistent, comparable, complete and accurate accounting rules for nature-based solutions; and
      • Predictable and adequate funding flows for nature-based solutions to encourage implementation of tried, tested and proven measures — such as REDD+, blue carbon and ecosystem-based adaptation — which can also generate significant emissions reductions and removals before the agreement goes into effect in 2020.






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