From science teachers to whiskey barrel makers to artists, people in myriad professions need forests and trees. American Forests highlights some of the unique jobs generated by, and reliant on forests and trees.
The Outdoor Industry Association created the Climate Action Corps in early 2020, which has since grown to more 100 members representing more than $25 billion in annual sales revenue. With input from members, Board of Directors, Sustainability Advisory Council and external experts over the past year, they are excited to announce a new aspiration to become the first climate positive industry by 2030, creating a bold example for others around the world to follow.
Inventories of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a critical tool in the fight against climate change, and natural and working lands (NWL) remove more carbon dioxide than they emit. With additional investment, the amount of carbon removed by NWL in the U.S. can grow significantly.
American Forests is partnering with rancher Betty Perez and other private landowners to restore native thornforest habitat in South Texas.
The U.S. Nature4Climate coalition has reviewed reports, case studies, and research about the economic value of Nature Climate Solutions. We hope the collective weight of this information will increase public awareness of the numerous benefits of Natural Climate Solutions, elevating these solutions as an integral part of the overall strategy to combat climate change and restore our economy.
Salt marshes are an important nature-based solution in the fight against climate change, with far-reaching benefits for communities, wildlife, and coastal economies.
As net-zero commitments become the new standard for investors and companies, Ceres and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) released a new first-of-its-kind engagement tool for investors to spur meaningful dialogue with companies on the role and use of natural climate solutions in delivering on those commitments.
To unlock the potential of our soils to help the U.S. achieve a net-zero economy, farmers and ranchers need transformative investment.
Many farmers believe the scientific evidence that soil health practices improve soil and water quality. However, they are reluctant to change management techniques without knowing how much the soil health practices will cost or benefit them. So, American Farmland Trust found “soil health successful farmers,” and conducted benefit-cost analyses.