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.
what we do
Hutan Harapan (Indonesian: forest of hope) is a tropical secondary lowland forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one of our most precious conservation and restoration programs. The forest represents about one fifth of all remaining lowland forest on Sumatra. more →
NABU and its Indonesian partner in the BirdLife network, Burung Indonesia, have initiated a project to protect tropical forests on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. The project is part of BirdLife’s “Forest of Hope Program” and located in the province of Gorontalo. 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 →
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 →
The remaining afromontane cloud forests in the south-west of Ethiopia are an exeptional natural heritage site and home to numerous animal and plant species, some of them endemic. The region is considered to be the birthplace of Arabice coffee, one of the finest coffees in the world. more →
Ethiopia is a globally significant biodiversity hotspot and is considered to be one of the world's most species-rich countries. The last remaining highland forests have been identified as particularly valuable key ecosystems. However, they have declined dramatically in size. more →
Facts & figures
How does nature react to climate change? What options for adaptation do ecosystems and species actually have? How do shifts in habitats or ranges and seasonal rhythms affect nature? more →
When compared not only to the last century and the preceding millions of years today‘s climate has changed dramatically. Above all, it is extreme weather events as droughts, floods, heat waves and mild winters that we actually feel and see. more →
The majority of the cruise industry is far from meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. That is the result of the NABU cruise ranking 2020 that questioned the 18 largest providers on the European market. more →