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1/6 Our 🌎 is heating and losing crucial carbon sinks. (Look at the #Amazon!)

🌳Tackling climate change means decarbonizing the economy but also recarbonizing our ecosystems
🦥I'm looking at the role of mammals in this task

But wait, mammals absorb CO2?⬇️
#DICECON21 #ConEffect
2/6 Well no *but* they mediate carbon flux:

Grazing by🦌🦘can stimulate🌿growth (more CO2 absorbed). Too much grazing does the opposite!

🐺🦁 influence plant growth by keeping 🦌 in check.
Meanwhile🐰 can ⬆️ soil carbon by digging. So much going on!

#DICECON21 #ConEffect
3/6 Mammal functions are so complex #climate scientists are ignoring them in #carbonbudget relying on 🛰️ images of 🌍vegetation.

But their role matters: by some estimates 🐺control of 🦌in North America could offset emissions of up to 20mn 🚗/year!

#DICECON21 #ConEffect
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1/5 New @IPBES @IPCC report promotes #NatureBasedSolutions, carbon and biodiversity #offsetting and #InclusiveWealth, the new neoliberal metric putting a price on nature and human life, but framed as a sustainable metric complementing GDP.

#Dasgupta
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2/5 "Where #NatureBasedSolutions are used as
carbon #offsets, they are most effective when applied
subject to strict conditions and exclusions"
=> In case anyone had any doubt left that #NatureBasedSolutions included offsetting
3/5 "For #biodiversity, the concept of #offsets, the substitutability among a slate of possible actions, can introduce the flexibility required to achieve multiple competing objectives at regional scale, if applied subject to strict conditions & exclusions"
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@ipcc_ch reports that b/w 1971 & 2010, oceans absorbed over 90% of the heat gained by the planet due to #globalwarming. This led to #sealevel rise and has also resulted in higher frequency & intensity of #cyclones worldwide. #ClimateChange #MumbaiMustPrepare @mumbaismagic
Indian Ocean has also warmed but what is worrying is the higher rate of #warming in comparison to other global ocean basins. Data shows that Indian Ocean’s rapid basin-wide warming of ~1degC over the last 60 yrs exceeds that of the global average of ~0.7 degC. #MumbaiMustPrepare
Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal have also seen consistent warming in past decades. The trend in rise in sea surface temperature for BoB has been 0.16C/decade & 0.18C/decade for AS. Arabian Sea indeed has been warming quite rapidly and impacts are for us to see. #MumbaiMustPrepare
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We have a piece just published in @nature on the potential of #naturebasedsolutions to contribute to limiting global peak temperatures and long-term cooling -if implemented soon but designed for longevity and not a substitute for emissions reductions
nature.com/articles/d4158… Image
The new paper was led by @cecilegirardin
with coauthors @NathalieSeddon
@SimonLLewis @bronsongriscom
Stuart Jenkins Myles Allen Charlotte Wheeler
nature.com/articles/d4158…
#naturebasedsolutions embrace the protection of intact ecosystems, restoration of degraded systems and better management of working lands Image
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This is a learning thread.

A lesson in #language, "purpose" & #NewPower.

From inception, #NetZero was devised as the language to garner uptake/demand from citizenry while simultaneously building a framework to propel #CarbonMarkets, #CCS technology, #NETs, & #nuclear.
Note the panel. Nicole Schwab as moderator (daughter of Klaus Schwab), #naturebasedsolutions, 1TDOTorg, #Gates, #Carney (#ImpactInvesting), Nazareth (regulation), & Bill Winters, chair, Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary #CarbonMarkets.
"#NewPower – The ability to harness the connected crowd to get what you want" – Jeremy Heimans, Purpose/Avaaz/Verifed

Launched Sept 2020 by Carney, the taskforce includes #BlackRock #BP #Saleforce #Shell #Unilever #GoldmanSachs #NaturalCapital Partners:

iif.com/tsvcm
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Are #NatureBasedSolutions part of the solution or part of the pb?
While the concept was originally interesting there is growing evidence that it has been hijacked by the proponents of neoliberal financialisation of nature aka #naturalcapital & offsetting.
Below are 6 exhibits 1/7
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Resolution 059 of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress that defined NbS stated 'it is IUCN’s position that biodiversity offsets can contribute to positive conservation outcomes (...) it could be appropriate for the offset to conserve a different kind of biodiversity'
3/7
The list of contributions received under the 2019 UN #NatureBasedSolutions for Climate Manifesto includes projects promoting REDD, REDD+, carbon offset credits, and calling for the inclusion of Nature-Based Solutions in carbon markets.
greenfinanceobservatory.org/wp-content/upl…
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Feb 25 2021: "An expected dash by big corporations for #offsets to meet their climate targets has prompted financial exchanges to launch #carbon #futures contracts to capitalise on what could be a multi-billion dollar market."

#NetZero #EmergingMarkets

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"...their market is expected to grow to as much as $50 billion by 2030. Among the major corporations that say they expect to use them to compensate for any #emissions they cannot cut from their operations & products are #Unilever, EasyJet, Royal Dutch #Shell & #BP."
"The Institute for International Finance's Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, launched by U.N.’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Mark Carney" aspires to "create a multi-billion dollar offset market in the coming months."

cnbc.com/2021/01/26/win…
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A major partner of The Climate Group #ClimateWeekNYC, (attributed to Callum Grieve) is #GlobalCitizen which targets/captures youth demographic. For Climate Week 2020, the film "Imagine for 1 Minute" was released - featuring #Thunberg w/ #Pope, & others.

globalcitizen.org/en/content/gre…
So let's take a quick look at #GlobalCitizen & the film.

"Reward points" for actions - marketed as #activism.

Founded by Hugh Evans, partners include #Forbes, #Gates Foundation, #CocaCola, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Citi, Cisco, Verizon. #UN #WHO #SDGs

globalcitizen.org/en/partners/
Global Citizen advisory boards: #UK, #Australia, Southern & East #Africa, #Nigeria & #Canada. Corporations/ institutions represented on Global Advisory Board includes #Bridgewater, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, CVC Capital, etc.:

globalcitizen.org/en/about/who-w…
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The 5th #EbACommunity of Practice workshop, connecting 300+ people working on ecosystem-based adaptation as a type of #naturebasedsolutions, is now online. Follow @Adapt_Community for updates, I’ll add news from thematic tracks, marketplace and other features in this thread. 1/x
Arno Sckeyde, head of the Global Project on Mainstreaming ecosystem-based adaptation, is introducing some of the knowledge resources, e.g. the thematic community on #EbA @Panorama_Planet
panorama.solutions/en/portal/ecos…
More on the Global Project at international-climate-initiative.com/en/details/pro…
#EbACommunity
Our first input at the #EbACommunity WS is by @Iki_bmu, a strong supporter of #EbA for years. After a portfolio overview – 200 mio € so far! - by Birte Derrix, Lukas Hach from #biodiversity highlighted the importance of EbA for the post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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#WEF & Prince of Wales: The Green Horizon Summit: Nov. 9-11 2020. Attended by 2500. Led by 100+ corporate & climate "leaders" including "Prince" Charles, UN's Guterres, Lagarde, Carney, BlackRock, etc.

#GreatReset
#FinancializationOfNature
#SavingCapitalism

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Let's start w/ the ruling class imperative to rebrand #capitalism (Oct, 23, 2020) - in order to save it.

Schwab: "At the forefront [we need] to create a new model,
a new concept, a new definition of capitalism...

Schwab, continued: "the old definition comprises only financial capital. But actually human & social capital, [] & of course natural capital - is as important as financial capital."

#GreatReset

#CorporateCoup of the #Commons

#NewDealForNature

#VoiceForThePlanet
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seeing as we can't talk about other things on here today 😬 & given that I've spent the past week poring over the #TeTārukeāTāwhiri: #Auckland's #Climate Plan text again, I thought you might be interested in a few key parts of the Plan that are often overlooked.
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👏👍🎉🌏💪
first off, why Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri?
a gift from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, this cultural narrative is deeply emebedded in this place, but critically "...calls for a change in our response, from a human-centred approach to an ecological-centred approach..." 2/x
Mana Whenua, through the Kaitiki Forum, have played a key role in developing our #ClimateAction response, drawing together wisdom & knowledge of Tāmaki w/ the understanding that living systems & #whakapapa relationships are key to #wellbeing, #sustainability & #resilience. 3/x
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#GlobalDealForNature, #NatureNeedsHalf, #VoiceForThePlanet, #30x30, #CampaignForNature (#Wyss, National Geographic),

- all marketing serves elite sought financialization of nature; the corporate capture of the commons.

#WEF #WWF #GDP #NaturalCapital #PES #Privatization
#VoiceForThePlanet is the sister marketing campaign of the #NewDealForNature. At helm of both campaigns are #WWF (atrocities against #Indigenous) working in #lockstep w/ World Economic Forum founded/headed by Klaus Schwab. Founding partners include UN - partnered w/ WEF in 2019.
The National Geographic Society markets the Global Deal for Nature, New Deal For Nature, & the Campaign for Nature w/ the #Wyss Foundation (billionaire Hansjörg Wyss). The Society operates via National Geographic Partners - a joint venture w/ #Disney.

#EmergingMarkets
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The @ciwem webinar on nature-based solutions and the ELMs scheme has begun! I'll live-tweet key points in this thread. #agriculture #elms
First of all, we're hearing from Gareth Morgan from the @SoilAssociation who is going to try discuss whether farming itself can be a nature-based solution #britishfarming
Gareth Morgan: There are lots of land-sparing options (margins/rewilding etc) whereby some areas cease farming whilst other areas are intensified. Gareth argues that this may sometimes be a slightly 'defeatist' approach and that farming should co-evolve with nature.
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1/3 Another key topic at the #COP25 is the push for #NatureBasedSolutions. These are projects to protect or restore natural ecosystems, which in itself is good. The issue is that most often these projects are financed by offset mechanisms and foster natural capital approaches
2/3 = putting a price on some parts of nature and trading them. Even though it has been shown that it is not possible to comprehensively measure, let alone meaningfully value biodiversity and ecosystems. greenfinanceobservatory.org/2019/05/23/sec…
3/3 As long as #NatureBasedSolutions are financed by offset mechanisms and foster natural capital, they should not be considered part of the solution. #COP25Madrid #NatureNow #biodiversity2020
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