Stilt-walkers dressed as giant trees will deliver a letter this
afternoon (Friday, Sept. 14) to the driver of an electric car, to be
driven coast-to-coast from the climate summit in San Francisco to the
United Nations in New York and handed over to UN Secretary-General
Keeping global temperatures under a 2-degree rise will require enormous
carbon savings from forests, food, and lands – nearly as much as from
renewable energy – say leading environmental groups represented this
week at the Global Climate Action Summit.
Accordingly, the coalition behind "the forgotten solution" campaign has
released their open letter calling on world leaders to do everything
necessary "to secure, by 2030, achievement of 30 percent of the Paris
Agreement goals from natural climate solutions in the forests, food and
land sector." International climate talks resume this December in
Poland, after New York marks Climate Week, Sept. 24-30.
"Fortunately, research also shows that stronger action in the land
sector could deliver up to, and possibly over, 30% of emission
reductions needed by 2030 to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement”
to address climate change, the letter goes on, “while lifting a billion
people out of poverty, creating 80 million jobs and adding an additional
$2.3 trillion in productive growth to the global economy. "
Signers include: American Forests, Avoided Deforestation Partners,
Climate Focus, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund,
Forest Trends, George Mason University's Center for Climate Change
Communication, Nature4Climate, Rainforest Alliance, SystemIQ, The Nature
Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, United Nations Foundation, World
Resources Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the World
The groups are calling for 30% of carbon savings by 2030 from forests,
food, and land (see www.climatelandchallenge.org)
and for these natural climate solutions to no longer be “the forgotten
solution” (see www.theforgottensolution.org).
text of their letter to the UN here. The giant walking trees will
hand it over today (Friday) at 3 pm Pacific in Duboce Park, Lower
Haight, San Francisco.
Photos of the trees featured at summit events this week are available
at this link.
Actor Alec Baldwin and renowned scientist Jane Goodall are featured in a new
video on the forgotten solution, also released today.
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