What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for land conservation organizations?

The Paris Climate Agreement marked a historic moment in our collective fight against climate change. Since that time, and, particularly, at the recent COP in Marrakesh, countries have been working to frame their climate change pledges.

Considering these developments, how can land conservation organizations help their countries to meet their climate goals? Will the Paris Agreement lead to new funding sources? How should an organization start thinking about integrating carbon accounting into their projects?

This webinar, moderated by the Director of the ILCN, Laura Johnson, will feature presentations by Andrea Tuttle, consultant in forest and climate policy, and Rob Wilson, Director of Conservation Finance at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Andrea and Rob cover:

  • A high-level overview of the Paris Climate Agreement;
  • How a land conservation project may fit into a country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs);
  • The basics of carbon markets, offsets, and third party verification; and
  • An example of a conservation project that included a carbon market framework to finance ongoing stewardship.