To avoid catastrophic climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere than we are putting in.
A grassroots revolution is unfolding in different parts of the world in which communities are restoring diverse forests. We will explore the science and present case studies which demonstrate the CO2 removal potential of natural forest management and restoration. We will also share the overarching principles for rights-based
forest restoration recently agreed by NGOs.
On Monday 30 April 2018 was held a side event, the 'Potential of natural forest management and restoration in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees' organised by Fern, Greenpeace, Pivot Point and Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad during the UNFCCC intersessional at Bonn.
Facilitation by Peter Riggs, Pivot Point
- Fern’s film “Putting Down Roots” on communities restoring forests (Hanna Aho, Fern)
- How natural forest management could enhance carbon sequestration in Germany (Klaus Hennenberg, Öko-Institute)
- Germany forest vision (Christoph Thies, Greenpeace Germany)
- Carbon in community controlled landscapes (Milena Bernal, Ambiente y Sociedad)