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Reflections on the first week of COP26

We are encouraged by the progress made this week at COP 26 in Glasgow on Article6 as well as the number of high level commitments made on climate action.

We are encouraged by the progress made this week at COP 26 in Glasgow on Article6 as well as the number of high level commitments made on climate action. More certainty for the Voluntary Carbon Markets and agreement on Corresponding adjustments will mean more private capital can be directed into much needed climate solutions.

We also welcome the agreement by over 100 world leaders to end deforestation by 2030. Deforestation is the cause of 10-15% of global CO2e emissions and the main driver of biodiversity loss. We cannot begin to address the twin challenges of combatting climate change and reversing #nature loss without first tackling deforestation. It has more potential to tackle the climate crisis than taking every single car off the road.

Forest conservation is one of the most cost-effective ways to mitigate climate change. Although there are a number of approaches to tackling deforestation (including deforestation-free supply chains and government created protected areas) using carbon payments to value standing forest is one of our most promising and scalable tools. This is why Respira’s portfolio includes forest-based carbon credits that finance the protection of forests.

Let us help achieve your climate and sustainability goals.

Please contact us on info@respira-international.com or +44 (0) 20 3422 8400.

 

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