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Nature-based solutions in nationally determined contributions

Authors: Seddon, Nathalie, Sengupta, Sandeep, Garcia Espinosa, Maria, Hauler, Irina, Herr, Dorothée, Rizvi, Ali Raza,

Nature-based solutions (NbS) -- centred on the protection, restoration and sustainable management of the world's ecosystems -- have a vitally important role to play in addressing both the causes and consequences of climate change. As countries revise or prepare new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in support of the Paris Agreement in the run-up to 2020, there is a major opportunity to increase global ambition on climate change through strengthening the role of these natural solutions. To support the increased uptake of NbS in future NDCs, this report presents an overview of the current level of ambition for nature within them, and highlights what can be done further to fully harness the potential of NbS in global climate action going forward.