CAN Position Paper on Forest and Land Restoration - Natural Ways of Limiting Temperature Rise to Below 1.5°C

CAN acknowledges and encourages the outstanding role of carbon sequestration in natural ecosystems in the struggle to limit global warming to 1.5o C, as enshrined in the Paris Agreement. CAN urges all governments to protect primary forests, halt deforestation and peatland degradation, and restore lost and degraded forests in a sustainable and participatory manner, while strengthening the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. CAN believes that the global, rapid and deep decarbonisation required to meet the 1.5°C challenge must comprise both maximum emissions reductions in the energy and industry sectors as well as steep and ambitious efforts to store carbon in natural ecosystems.