The 2020-2021 CCICED Work-Plan – approved in September 2020 – established a new sub-group for Nature–Based Solutions (NbS), co-chaired by the two CCICED Chief Advisors, and in close coordination with other Special Policy Studies, particularly related to climate, biodiversity, and oceans.
The first meeting of international experts and partners to scope NbS will be held in October 2020. The three objectives of the meeting are (a) to seek advice regarding the draft Terms of Reference; (b) to seek advice on the proposed scope of work; and (c) to identify recent research, projects, and policies to advance NbS work.
Three important contexts of the NbS work are (a) China’s hosting of the UN CBD COP 15 Kunming meeting; (b) the central role that nature will play at the UNFCCC COP 26 meeting in Glasgow; and (c) China’s September 2020 announcement to become carbon neutral on or before 2060.
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