Climate Change

Building Collective Action


We have the power to limit the temperature increases that cause climate change if we work together and make the decision to do so.

It’s crucial, therefore, to make energy policy less divisive, and to work on coalescing broad bipartisan policy leadership behind the climate solutions we know work.

We are working with Environmental Defense Fund to do just that. Building a strong center that is committed to action can then drive practical solutions for a healthy future and a prosperous economy. 

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50 State Climate Initiative

It may feel like climate action in the U.S. is stuck in neutral, but it is moving forward at the state level. If national goals hold up, a decade from now, the country will be producing 28 percent fewer greenhouses gasses than it did in 2005.

U.S. leadership is crucial, and The Nature Conservancy has been working in all 50 states to come up with practical solutions for a prosperous and cleaner future.

New Hampshire Policy

For example, The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund conducted focus groups to better understand conservative audiences in New Hampshire, and found that self-sufficiency and energy independence—along with clean energy’s potential for job creation and long-term cost savings—are big priorities for conservatives as well as liberals. Watch the video.



Agriculture in Iowa

Another example of practical solutions that work for each state can be found in Iowa, where 27% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions comes from agriculture—not counting fossil fuel use. Watch the video to learn how our partnership with farmers can help reduce the state's carbon footprint.



North Carolina Restoration

In North Carolina, we're partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore 1,300 acres in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and quantify the carbon that will stay underground. Watch the video that talks about how restoration is an important tool in the fight against climate change.



The Conservancy’s history of on-the-ground work in all 50 states, as well as our political relationships, have demonstrated what can be done. That’s why we have developed a strategy to tackle climate change where we already know with whom to work and what projects we can push through in each state.

Find out where else we're working to push through a State of Change on climate.    

You Can Help

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Sign our Climate Pledge and encourage government leaders to follow through on commitments made at the 2015 Paris Climate Convention. We're in this together — and we can't do it without you. 

Advancing the Climate Action Agenda

Progress across the planet is showing momentum at all levels, internationally, federally and locally through variety of approaches, including outreach and education, policy engagement and nature-based climate solutions. Our climate team’s wealth of experience and expertise on these issues is helping to drive potential solutions and change the conversation on climate. Together these potential solutions are changing the conversation on climate.   

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Live Climate Q&A 

Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge we face. Join President and CEO Mark Tercek on October 26 and learn how we're tackling climate change head-on.


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