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Anna Colina
November 1, 2021

In the lead up to COP26, the UNEP released The Emissions Gap Report 2021, finding that new national climate pledges combined with other mitigation measures put the world on track for a global temperature rise of 2.7°C by the end of the century. This is nowhere near enough to keep the 1.5C temperature threshold within sight and would lead to catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate. To keep global warming below 1.5°C this century would require 55% cuts by the same 2030 date. That means the current plans would need to have seven times the level of ambition to remain under that limit.

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) that has just kicked off in Glasgow is considered a crucial moment for addressing the threat of climate change. There are four main points that will be discussed during the conference:

  1. Secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach: Accelerate the phase-out of coal, curb deforestation, speed up the switch to greener economies. Carbon market mechanisms will also be part of the negotiations.
  2. Adapt more to protect communities and natural habitats: protect and restore ecosystems, as well as build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure.
  3. Mobilise finance: secure the funds, with the help of international financial institutions, as well as set new climate finance targets to be achieved by 2025.
  4. Work together to deliver: Establishing collaborations between governments, businesses and civil society, and of course, finalising the Paris Rulebook to make the Agreement fully operational.

The 2021 UN climate change conference (COP26) is when the world comes together to deliver decisive action to protect our planet and safeguard its future. Protecting and restoring nature is a critical element of the global action on climate change and a clean, green recovery and ecosystem restoration is core to sequestering carbon, restoring biodiversity, improving livelihoods and building a resilient, sustainable economy. Unfortunately, despite the strong evidence in front of our eyes, the rate of land degradation today is higher than the rate of land restoration.

We are delighted to announce that Dendra Systems will present at the Get Nature Positive event, hosted during the Nature and Land Use Day of the COP26 Presidency Program, this upcoming Saturday, 6th November.

The event will see leading businesses declare their commitment to protecting nature through the ‘Get Nature Positive’ campaign, inspiring others, at home and abroad, to take action too. The event will showcase groundbreaking initiatives from the food sector, finance & banking, tree planting and global innovation. It will be a chance for business leaders and important organisations to come together to share ideas and encourage one another on their journey to improving and restoring nature in order to safeguard the economy and society for generations to come.

At Dendra Systems, we’re building the most powerful tools for ecosystem restoration today. We use ecology-trained AI to analyse drone imagery and provide software tools for ecosystem management. This also powers our drone-based aerial seeding to rehabilitate land faster and more safely. Our vision is to marry ecosystem restoration, biodiversity quantification and carbon sequestration to strengthen ecosystem resilience globally.

If you’re attending COP26, it would be a fantastic opportunity to connect in person to showcase our work and identify potential future collaborations to strengthen ecosystems resilience and pave the way for scalable nature-based solutions that successfully contribute to the world’s carbon goals.

To meet during the COP26 conference, please email us at anna.colina@dendra.io