Coastal wetlands protect against sea level rise, improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat. They’re also an effective carbon sink – a fact that Oregon has recognized and is using to reduce its carbon footprint.
Investment in climate-smart infrastructure is needed to boost rural economies and support jobs. New analysis from World Resources Institute finds such investments in clean energy and land sectors offer the greatest potential for job creation in rural communities.
The U.S. Nature4Climate coalition supports efforts to decarbonize our energy and transportation sectors and eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We also believe that America’s natural and working lands can play an important role in helping to achieve our long-term climate goals.
Climate change intertwined with the alarming loss of biodiversity we are tracking today represent some of the gravest challenges we face as a society. Land trusts — which often work at the intersection of people and nature — are no strangers to these challenges.
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.