LOOKING BACK ON 2021: HCSA’s A year in review

HCSA a leading Nature-based Solution

At the end of 2021, humanity finds itself at a pivotal point in determining our intertwined fate with that of the planet. The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) recognised that Nature-based solutions are integral in solving the climate and biodiversity crises along with upholding local and indigenous peoples’ rights and livelihoods and supporting responsible development alongside a just transition towards limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Recognised as a Nature-based solution by the United Nations, HCSA is deeply committed, with the support and cooperation from our members, partners, and stakeholders, to scaling and accelerating inclusive, integrated, conservation land-use practices to maximise positive impacts for biodiversity, the climate, ecosystem services, and local communities’ livelihoods. In HCSA’s efforts to do so, we would like to share HCSA’s key highlights and developments from 2021, which can be found in the HCSA December 2021 Newsletter.

HCSA looks forward to continuing to cooperate with our members, partners, and stakeholders in 2022 to expand and accelerate the impact of the HCS Approach towards the realisation of the global community’s ambition to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.