On the sidelines of the Dubai conference, however, like-minded delegations from around the globe were finding partnerships and solutions that could help the world reach its greenhouse gas emission goals….COP28 also saw the First Nations Climate Initiative (a collaboration of four B.C. communities looking to fight climate change while alleviating poverty) present the progress it’s made on its climate action plan, especially using nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change. The four Nations and others they’ve partnered with are strongly interested in recovering ecosystems in their territories that have been degraded and led to cultural connections to the land being lost. “Recovery of those ecosystems is very important to their cultures,” Grzybowski said. The initiative has brought nature-based solution recommendations to the province, which are in the process of being implemented. Those also include tapping into the multi-billion dollar carbon credit market that could see the natural carbon sinks used as a revenue source.