Erika Nortemann © The Nature Conservancy

See how natural climate solutions are paying off.

Joanna Gilkeson © USFWS

Effects of Cheatgrass Invasion on U.S. Great Basin Carbon Storage

Non‐native, invasive cheatgrass is pervasive in sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin of the western U.S., competing with native plants and promoting more frequent fires. As a result, cheatgrass invasion decreases biodiversity and alters carbon storage in the region. 

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Richard Hamilton Smith © TNC

Nature and Climate Solutions for Minnesota

Natural climate solutions offer a 26 million metric tonne CO2e annual mitigation potential in Minnesota. This is equal to taking seven coal plants offline and represents an annual value of $390 million.

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Chris Helzer © TNC

Natural Climate Solutions: the Business Perspective

The world is on track to surpass a 1.5°C global temperature rise as soon as 2040.

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Audrey Snedden

Natural Climate Solutions for the United States

Limiting climate warming to <2°C requires increased mitigation efforts, including land stewardship, whose potential in the United States is poorly understood.

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Matt Axling © TNC

Natural Climate Solutions

Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 °C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of “natural climate solutions” 

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Jeanne Cooper

TNC reThink Soil

A roadmap for collective action to secure the conservation and economic benefits of healthy soils.

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Jeanne Cooper

Ecosystem Management and Land Conservation can Substantially Contribute to California’s Climate Mitigation Goals

Modeling efforts focused on future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy and other sectors in California have shown varying capacities to meet the emissions reduction targets established by the state.

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Jason Whalen

CarbonShot: Creating Options for Carbon Removal at Scale in the United States

Avoiding the worst impacts of climate change will require not only steep reductions in emissions but also the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere at a massive scale. 

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Charles Larry

Carbon Market Incentives to Conserve, Restore and Enhance Soil Carbon

At The Nature Conservancy, we are convinced that soil is an important foundation for environmental and human well-being. Soils rich in organic carbon are associated with enhanced agricultural productivity, water cycling, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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