In order to achieve effective climate change solutions at the necessary scale, government policies must prevent further destruction of ecosystems while providing incentives for their protection. In addition, governments need to develop the local, national and international policies and other frameworks necessary for adapting to the impacts of climate change.
CI is working with partners to supply scientific information and on-the-ground expertise to key decision-makers and recommend sustainable actions, from the local to international level.
We help to provide governments at all levels with the information they need to make the most responsible climate policy decisions, and to ensure that ecosystems and their services are valued in the climate change policy dialogue. CI advises governments of countries crucial to the global climate discussion as they strive to develop low-carbon economies with effective, efficient and equitable REDD+ and adaptation plans.
This includes engaging and strengthening indigenous and local community institutions, establishing sound and sustainable benefit-sharing and forest conservation actions, transferring technical skills and knowledge, and enhancing national accounting frameworks and governance structures.
IN DEPTH: Read CI and partners' policy briefs and recommendations