Hear from the chief conservation officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership on why she values her place within the U.S. Nature4Climate coalition and how the TRCP is prioritizing Natural Climate Solutions in its work to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.
Despite the many benefits that trees provide, research suggests that tree canopy is unequally distributed in U.S. cities with low-income neighborhoods and communities of color often having less tree cover. Two of U.S. Nature4Climate’s coalition members are tackling the issue of urban tree cover head on, taking slightly different approaches to this work.
Massachusetts passed An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, a groundbreaking and ambitious law that sets a net zero emissions goal–the new global standard–and requires the Commonwealth to decarbonize its economy by decreasing use of fossil fuels and harnessing nature to draw carbon from the air.
The Willamette Valley Native Plant Partnership plays a key role in advancing grassland restoration efforts, ensuring that landowners and managers have access to the right seed at the right place at the right time. This helps unlock the carbon storage potential of restored grasslands, while also ensuring the newly established plants are resilient to climate change.
The Long Island Solar Roadmap developed by the New York Division of The Nature Conservancy details the opportunities of mid- to large-scale solar arrays to help meet New York’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals. “This report shows that in scaling up solar, we don’t have to choose between one ‘green’ good—clean energy—and another—undisturbed forests, open spaces, and farmland….With the right approach, we have room for it all.”
American Farmland Trust’s new report, “Combating Climate Change on U.S. Cropland,” focuses on the significant potential of no-till and cover crop practices to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce nitrous oxide emissions for a net reduction in GHG emissions.
Erin Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer at U.S. Farmers and Rancers in Action (USFRA), explains why USFRA is proud to partner with U.S. Nature4Climate to advance climate-smart agriculture practices that protect our vital soil and its huge potential to store carbon.
Technology could accelerate and scale-up nature’s ability to combat climate change and deliver a range of other benefits for people and the planet.
Our forests are going to burn, one way or another. American Forests outlines how “good” fire may be able to save forests across America from being devastated by “bad” fires.