Posted on 18 September 2021

There is no time to lose. Urgent action on the climate crisis is needed for the sake of people and our wonderful natural world. With the COP26 UN global climate conference taking place next month, we have been calling for increased ambition to limit warming to below 1.5°C – the point at which catastrophic climate change becomes inevitable. So we welcome news that the WWF-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – a global body that works with businesses to set emissions reduction targets in line with climate science – will in future demand much more ambitious targets from the companies it works with. WWF has also been assessing the proposed contributions of 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region to tackling the climate crisis – holding the countries to account and shining a light on what still needs to be done. In further good news, our new report shows how countries are increasingly recognising the value of nature-based solutions to in their efforts to address the climate crisis. These involve a range of measures, ranging from forests storing carbon to mangroves protecting against rising sea levels.