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Meeting Biodiversity, Climate and Water Objectives Through Integrated Strategies

Nature Map – a new tool to support countries to integrate nature and climate in policymaking and promote nature-based solutions

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Nature Map Consortium presents global maps to help governments operationalize targets for biodiversity conservation and restoration

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Nature Map Explorer

Countries need integrated maps of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including carbon, to design and implement national policies for halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity and for curbing net greenhouse gas emissions from land use. Yet, such maps are in short supply. Today marks the first release of Nature Map’s freely available global map of terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem carbon stocks, designed to support governments in policy design.

Nature Map Explorer

About Nature Map

The project has been launched by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is supporting the analysis of plant taxa for this initiative. Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) provides financial support.

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