Two RSPB reserves are named among just five locations in the UK that meet the IUCN’s Global Standard for nature-based solutions during the UN’s Climate COP meeting in Glasgow
The protection of a temperate rainforest, peat bogs, rivers and woodland at RSPB Haweswater in the Lake District is restoring the landscape for spectacular wildlife and helping to protect local communities and farmland from flooding whilst also locking up carbon
RSPB Medmerry is a £28 million project that is helping to protect two towns in West Sussex from coastal flooding and providing much needed intertidal wild spaces that are helping the wildlife of the area recover from lost wetland elsewhere along the Solent
This week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has officially recognised the effectiveness and benefits of nature-based solutions being deployed at the RSPB’s Haweswater and Medmerry reserves. Only projects that are making a significant contribution to tackling climate change by unlocking the power of our natural world for the benefit of wildlife and people are able to meet the high bar set by the IUCN’s Global Standard.
The Global Standard for nature-based solutions is an international assessment process for governments, businesses, investors, communities and NGOs to recognise the most impactful projects that unlock the power of nature to help mitigate climate change and help wildlife and local communities adapt to its impacts, whilst providing wider societal benefits.
The RSPB’s work at Haweswater in the Lake District and Medmerry in West Sussex are among just five UK sites so far to receive this recognition as the UK’s climate credentials, and nature-based solutions to climate change, are set to be in the spotlight when world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN’s climate COP.
Posted On: 10/11/2021