1 July 2021
The Paris Agreement explicitly recognises the importance of the conservation and enhancement, as appropriate, of sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases and the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including oceans, in its Preamble. [...] This third edition of the series assesses the integration of NbS in the enhanced NDCs that were published in the run-up to COP26, and compares this integration of NbS with the first round of NDCs. [...] Suriname’s updated NDC states, for example, that “Indigenous peoples and tribal communities play an important role in the sustainable management and maintenance of the integrity of these forests.” And the Colombian updated NDC points to the particularly important role of Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in forest conservation. [...] The updated NDC includes nature- based solutions more extensively, highlighting the importance of the country’s forests and plans for avoided The Climate Change deforestation and Policy Framework the protection of for Jamaica (2015) watersheds. [...] The previous NDC already included the protection and enhancement of ecosystems as an adaptation measure, but SDGs, national the inclusion of NbS has REDD+ strategy not become more explicit in clearly the updated NDC and there is increased focus on the contribution of blue carbon.