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Ecosystems Climate Alliance (ECA)

The Ecosystems Climate Alliance is an alliance of NGOs committed to keeping natural terrestrial ecosystems intact and their carbon out of the atmosphere.

We work to ensure this is done in a way which is equitable, transparent, consistent with the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, and which takes place alongside deep and urgent cuts in fossil fuel emissions. 

We advocate a range of policies which will avoid degrading terrestrial carbon stores, protect ecosystems and biodiversity, and restore their carbon carrying capacity and ecological function, as essential components of greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation to climate change. This must be supported by robust monitoring, fair and effective governance, proper enforcement and action to curb the demand for forest and agricultural products.

The international forums we work within include the following:

Latest publications and policy submissions

Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

This publication informs on management and finance options to achieve emissions reductions and enhance other vital ecosystem services from peatlands.

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Peatlands: hotspots for emissions reductions

Peatlands play a critical role in climate regulation, storing twice as much carbon as the entire world’s forest biomass and emitting large amounts of carbon when drained. Peat carbon stocks are distributed worldwide. The mitigation potential is very significant, but possible future possible emissions as well if no rapid action is taken to protect and restore them. The UNFCCC provides significant opportunities to safeguard and restore these concentrated and important reservoirs of terrestrial carbon. 

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LULUCF: The ‘No Loopholes’ Environmental Integrity Package For Ministers

Closing LULUCF loopholes

The Forestry and Land Use sector (LULUCF) is responsible for at least 30% of global emissions and has huge emission reduction potential. Loopholes in coverage across land and forests of developed countries currently undermine emissions reduction and the integrity of targets. Ministers, here are your options on the table to contribute to ambitious emissions reductions with LULUCF. 

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Events by ECA

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Side event presentations

The side event to further discuss options for making REDD+ more effective was held on Tuesday, 27 November, 15.00-16.30, Side Event Room 7) at the UNFCCC Conference in Doha (COP18).

Download the flyer or the poster (1.8mb)

Download the presentations:

Doha Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar - Side Event

Latest News

FORESTS REPORT BONN – FRIDAY 14 JUNE Friday, June 14, 2013

On REDD+, much to do in Warsaw

FORESTS REPORT BONN – THURSDAY 13 JUNE Thursday, June 13, 2013

Safeguards Text Weakens Again

FORESTS REPORT BONN – TUESDAY 11 JUNE Tuesday, June 11, 2013

  from the REDD+ Safeguards Working Group and the Ecosystems & Climate Alliance

For more news, go to News and Press Releases.

ECA Member Organisations

                                                                           

                

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