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How can climate action balance the needs of nature and people?
21 Jan 2020 / Efforts to protect ecosystems must also take into account global development goals intended to lift people out of poverty. A difficult past has taught young Ugandan beekeeper Shildah Nabimanya the importance of protecting ecosystems.
Using ecosystems to counter climate crisis only natural
08 Nov 2019 / Creating a virtuous circle, it is possible to enhance climate resilience by protecting ecosystems. But we cannot forget the place of people, especially those who are poor, in devising nature-based climate solutions. That is why the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is supporting climate action that balances land use and nature by protecting ecosystems in ways that also boost people’s livelihoods. One example is in Uganda.
Wetlands give life: Preserving Uganda's wetlands secures a brighter future for country and planet
02 Feb 2019 / Wetlands are an important natural buffer in mitigating, forestalling, and adapting to climate change. By absorbing and storing carbon, wetlands reduce floods, relieve droughts, minimise storm surges, and protect coastlines.
Acumen and GCF sign agreement to implement its first approved project proposal, bringing household solar energy to East Africa
04 Aug 2016 / GCF and Acumen Fund today signed an agreement enabling the disbursement of funds to implement the first approved project proposal from Acumen, making it the first GCF project to move to this stage.