UNLOCKING NATURE’S POTENTIAL Forests related Nature-based Solutions to address climate change and promote sustainable development

Active participation of business is a core driver in achieving international environment and development agreements, namely the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their contribution should be promoted. This briefing describes the increasing importance of NbS in the main international regimes related to climate and biodiversity, assessing the private sector’s potential in driving NbS forward. It presents cases of NbS being implemented and supported by companies responding to CDP’s forests questionnaire and provides a set of recommendations for policymakers to strengthen the private sector’s engagement with NbS.