Protecting and restoring nature for the benefit of people and climate.
Why it matters
We are facing the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. One cannot be solved without addressing the other.
Agriculture, forestry and other land use account for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. They also support global food security, and millions of jobs.
At the same time, ecosystems protect us: healthy forests clean the air, and mangroves can defend our coastlines against storm surges.
What we are doing
We are working to accelerate action on protecting and restoring forests and other critical ecosystems, and helping the world move towards sustainable agriculture and land use.
In the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue, the major producer and consumer countries of agricultural commodities like cocoa and soy are coming together to take action to protect forests, whilst promoting sustainable global trade and development.
We are also bringing countries together to collaborate on policy, innovation and investment to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture, working closely with the World Bank and the UN Food Systems Summit.
As there is no pathway to net zero without protecting and restoring nature, we are encouraging countries to include nature-based solutions in their climate plans.
With only 3% of global climate finance spent on nature-based solutions, and only 1% for adaptation, we’re working to mainstream and mobilise finance for nature from public and private sources.
We’re also calling on governments, businesses and civil society to endorse the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature and make ambitious commitments to build nature positive economies and societies.
How you can help
Countries, businesses and civil society can help by:
- Taking concrete steps to halt and reverse deforestation, and accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture;
- Supporting the call to protect or conserve 30% of global land and 30% of the oceans, by 2030;
- Endorsing the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature;
- Contributing to the FACT Collaboration Portal, to share practical solutions for protecting forests while promoting development and trade.
- Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) dialogue launch video, joint statement, and Multi-stakeholder Taskforce
- Joint op-ed from UK and Indonesian ministers on leading global efforts to increase sustainable trade and protect forests
- What the UK is doing to tackle deforestation
- Just Rural Transition and transforming agricultural innovation
- The Dasgupta Review on the economics of biodiversity, and the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures
- The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature