Natural climate solutions are actions to protect, manage, or restore natural systems in ways that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These solutions have immense potential for reaching both climate mitigation and resilience goals. Governments are beginning to promote and incentivize natural climate solutions as one of the important ways to address the climate crisis.
The latest session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series will spotlight two such government programs in the United States—the Massachusetts Forests as Climate Solutions Initiative and the Regional Climate Protection Authority in Sonoma County, California. Speakers will share details about how each program promotes natural climate solutions, among other benefits, as well as lessons learned about implementing these types of government initiatives.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, manage, or restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges. These solutions are varied and multi-purpose, and are important tools to simultaneously benefit both people and nature. Interest in nature-based solutions is growing from both the public and private sectors, as is the desire to scale up implementation—so conversations around their effectiveness, execution, funding, and policies are more crucial than ever. Explore current nature-based solutions issues, discover promising practices, and hear from experts working in this field during the webinar series: Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues. The series is organized by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) and the Resilience Roadmap project.