Name of initiative Nature4Climate
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Starting year 2018
End year 2023
Secretariat Lucy Almond, Nature4 Climate Director

Organisational structure Nature4Climate (N4C) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five world-leading not-for-profits (Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Woods Hole Research Center, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute.

The steering group is made up of individuals from development, indigenous and conservation organizations, currently from CBD, CI, TNC, the UNDP, WHRC, WRI and WWF. N4C works in partnership with international policymakers, national governments and private sector organizations to catalyse action on natural climate solutions.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation The Nature Conservancy
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Nature4Climate is the world’s first coordinated effort to address the totality of natural climate solutions – across forests, farms, grasslands and wetlands.

Nature4Climate is a new campaigning vehicle which is supported by a multi-stakeholder coalition. Its purpose is to use strategic communications to drive action on natural climate solutions. N4C brings voices from governments, IGOs, NGOs, and business – underpinned by a steering group with communications and advocacy representation currently from CBD, CI, TNC, the UNDP, WHRC, WRI and WWF.

Objectives To increase investment and action on natural climate solutions in support of the 2015 Paris climate agreement and to adress the huge, untapped potential of land sector to rapidly and economically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Activities Nature4Climate will work over the next five years with national and subnational governments, and business groups at the global and national levels, to increase policy action and investment on natural climate solutions.
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Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Norms and standard setting, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 24  
Companies 2 Environmental Defence Fund - EDF (USA),V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation - VKRF (Denmark)
Business organisations 1 WBCSD (USA)
Research and educational organisations 3 Woods Hole Research Center (USA),  World Resources Institute (USA),  Nature-based Solutions Initiative - University of Oxford (United K.)
Non-governmental organisations 14 Conservation International (USA),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  Wildlife Conservation Society (USA),  Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (USA),  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (USA),  Good Energies Foundation (Switzerland),  WWF (USA),  Youth4Nations (Canada),  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (USA),  The Food and Land Coalition (United K.),  IUCN (USA),  The Miriam Harvey Catalyst Fund for Global Lands and People (USA),  Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS (USA),  We Mean Business (USA)
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 3 UNDP (USA),  UNEP (Kenya),  UN-REDD (USA)
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 1 Convention on Biological Diversity (Canada)
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 13 August 2020 09:48:16

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