Americans are taking action to tackle climate change
by harnessing the potential of our farms, forest, grasslands, coastlines, and even our cities to address climate change’s causes and its impacts.
To stop climate change, it is necessary to both reduce fossil fuel emissions and remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Thankfully, that’s something our forests, grasslands, wetlands, farms, and ranches are already designed to do. Our coalition is dedicated to ensuring nature is an important part of the overall strategy to combat climate change in the U.S.
Who We Are
A Powerful Coalition
U.S. Nature4Climate is a coalition of twenty-eight conservation, environmental, and sustainable business organizations dedicated to ensuring our forests, farms, ranches, grasslands and coastal wetlands are an important part of the overall strategy to combat climate change.
By working together, we aim to educate decision-makers about the numerous economic, health, and environmental benefits provided by Natural Climate Solutions and spotlight the innovative work that is already being done to put America’s natural and working lands to work in our efforts to tackle climate change.
What are Natural Climate Solutions & Why Are They Important?
Natural Climate Solutions are conservation, restoration and land management practices that help increase the ability of plants to naturally remove carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, while also cleaning our air and water clean and improving the health and productivity of our soil. These solutions are practical, effective, relatively inexpensive, and provide numerous benefits to landowners and communities. They can also play an important role in supporting historically marginalized communities.
Natural Climate Solutions are already removing the equivalent of 13% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, but we have the potential to do much more. With today’s Natural Climate Solutions performance in mind, a 2018 study revealed that we can remove an additional 16% of the nation’s current greenhouse gas emissions, just by protecting, restoring and responsibly managing our forests, farms, ranches, grasslands, and wetlands.
Click here to learn more about how America’s natural & working lands can help address climate change.
All across the nation, Americans are already taking action to tap into nature’s potential to mitigate climate change.
Here are projects across the U.S. that are successfully implementing Natural Climate Solutions – spotlighting a path forward for scaling up these solutions:
What can you do to help advance Natural Climate Solutions in the United States?
One of the most important things you can do to help advance Natural Climate Solutions in the United States is to learn more about these science-backed strategies for addressing climate change in the United States, and share that knowledge with the decision-makers who can take decisive action to rapidly scale up their implementation.
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U.S. Nature4Climate’s monthly newsletter highlights the latest science, innovative policy solutions, and on-the-ground action that our 28 coalition members are undertaking to scale up implementation of Natural Climate Solutions in the United States.
Learn more about the important role Natural Climate Solutions can play in tackling climate change in the U.S.
U.S. Nature4Climate’s Decision-Makers Guide to Natural Climate Solutions is designed to serve as a hub of information to help decision-makers in the public policy, corporate, and non-profit sectors better understand the science supporting a broad array of Natural Climate Solutions strategies, and apply that science to planning, policy making and corporate practices.
See examples of Natural Climate Solutions in action.
Across America, people are taking action to put Natural Climate Solutions into action. U.S. Nature4Climate’s Building Ambition Through Action campaign highlights a diverse array of innovative and successful programs implementing these strategies, creating a roadmap for scaling up adoption on farms, in forests and grasslands, along our coasts, and in our cities.