Climate change and biodiversity loss are the most pressing challenges to humanity and people start to realize they are both sides of the same coin. NABU stands with science which has no doubt that climate change is mostly anthropogenic (man-made), and a major impact is the use of fossil fuels.
Along with industry, electricity production and transport sectors, emissions from the land-use, deforestation and peatland drainage must be reduced rapidly down to zero. NABU demands and supports all efforts to reach a net-zero-carbon economy globally. But phasing out fossil fuel use alone is not sufficient. Dysfunctional ecosystems additionally need to be restored in order to bring back all regulatory ecosystem functions including becoming a net carbon sink again.
In it’s international programme, NABU helps mitigating climate change by restoring and protecting ecosystems including peatlands and tropical forests on a landscape-scale. Likewise, helping humans and nature adapt to climate change is an important part of NABU’s activities.
Hutan Harapan, the "forest of hope", is a tropical lowland forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one of our most precious conservation and restoration programmes. The forest is one of the last refuges for endangered species and provides countless ecosystem services. more →
This project, which is running until 2027, aims to reduce CO₂ emissions in project sites by the equivalent of 37.117 tons of CO₂ per year in Latvia and 3.500 tons of CO₂ equivalent per year in Finland. NABU is supporting the project with its expertise in peatland restoration and communications. more →
Mangroves and their ecosystem services are indispensable for Indonesia's coastal communities. However, the country experiences alarming rates of mangrove loss. In Sulawesi, we support mangrove conservation and identify areas suitable for restoration. more →
NABU and its Indonesian partner in the BirdLife network, Burung Indonesia, completed a project to protect tropical forests on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. The project was part of BirdLife’s “Forest of Hope Program” and located in the province of Gorontalo. more →
Kafa Biosphere Reserve is challenged by the lack of sustainable employment and innovation for green development and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The consortium aims at structuring the up to now non-commercialised garden coffee value chain. more →