Watch Razan Al Mubarak's Address at the Brazil Climate Investment Summit

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Razan Al Mubarak, President of the IUCN and UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, shared a recorded message with participants at the inaugural Brazil Climate Investment Summit. Her remarks underscored the urgent need to accelerate investment in nature-based solutions (NbS) to address the interconnected crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

In her address, Ms. Al Mubarak emphasized the precedent set at COP28 for integrating nature into climate action, particularly through the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and the UAE Consensus. She highlighted the potential of nature-based solutions to create over 390 million jobs by 2030 and unlock $10.1 trillion in business opportunities. However, she cautioned that investments in nature must be both sufficient and equitable, ensuring that funds reach the communities most impacted.

Ms. Al Mubarak called for a collaborative effort to build a sustainable pipeline of Nature-based Solutions projects aligned with regional development priorities. She conveyed optimism that with unified action, we can secure a sustainable and just future for people and the planet.

Watch her full message here.