Erika Nortemann © The Nature Conservancy

See how natural climate solutions are paying off.

Charles Larry

We Need Both Natural and Energy Solutions to Stabilize our Climate

We respond to concerns raised by Baldocchi and Penuelas who question the potential for ecosystems to provide carbon sinks and storage, and conclude that we should focus on decarbonizing our energy systems. 

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Laura Stoecker

Potential Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Natural Climate Solutions in Oregon, USA

Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are causing global climate change and decreasing the stability of the climate system. Long-term solutions to climate change will require reduction in GHG emissions as well as the removal of large quantities of GHGs from the atmosphere.

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Charles Larry

Large‐scale Forest Restoration Stabilizes Carbon Under Climate Change in Southwest United States

Higher tree density, more fuels, and a warmer, drier climate have caused an increase in the frequency, size, and severity of wildfires in western U.S. forests. There is an urgent need to restore forests across the western United States. 

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Chris Helzer © TNC

Nature-Positive Recovery for People, Economy & Climate

Our scientific understanding of nature’s role in the fight against climate change has deepened in the past three years and is now well-established. So too has our understanding of the full range of benefits that nature-based solutions deliver for people around the world: whether providing jobs, filtering water, reducing air pollution, providing resilience to extreme weather or regulating local climate.

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Megan Grover-Cereda © TNC

White Paper: Family-owned Forests and Carbon Markets

As companies work to reduce their overall emissions, as well as remove emissions from their supply chain, they should look to how natural climate solutions, such as forests, can be a part of their comprehensive climate strategy.

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Simon Williams © TNC

Toward a Carbon Neutral California

Building on its leadership to address climate change, the state of California increasingly recognizes the critical role that management of natural and agricultural ecosystems can play in helping to meet climate goals.

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