Stories in California

The Determining Decade

A series of webinars to learn how, together, we can change the planet’s trajectory.

Sunset in La Jolla, San Diego, California.
The Determining Decade Sunset in La Jolla, San Diego, California. © Stephen Shellesky

The Nature Conservancy in California is pleased to present "The Determining Decade” series. Science shows that the next 10 years present a critical window to put our planet on the path to a better future. Hear from our scientists and conservation leaders to discover how nature provides many of the solutions that we need, from tackling drought and plastic pollution to creating a low-carbon economy.

Each webinar features a short presentation by one or more of our experts on a critical environmental issue. You’ll be able to learn:

  • Why this issue is important
  • What TNC is doing to find solutions here in California and globally
  • What you can do to help
THE ROAD TO 100%CLEAN AND GREEN ENERGY Countries around the world are looking for ways to drastically reduce carbon pollution. Shifting to renewable energy is one of the top solutions. One in three Americans now lives in a city or state with a commitment to 100% clean energy.
SAVING OUR FORGOTTEN FORESTS California’s iconic kelp forests provide habitat for hundreds of marine species, fostering biodiversity comparable to that of forests in the Sierra Nevada and delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to people each year. But these important kelp forests are in crisis.
WATER: THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENT California’s water system is not working for nature and increasingly not working for people either. The boom-and-bust cycle of drought and deluge is expected to get more extreme in the decades ahead. California must be smarter about delivering water when and where nature needs it most.
Plastic: It's Now or Forever Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Plastic waste is choking our waterways, polluting our oceans, killing wildlife and infiltrating our food supply.
LAND, HUMANS, NATURE: THE UNBROKEN LINK Just like the superhighways that connect Californians across the state, nature has its own invisible superhighways that connect wildlife populations: habitat linkages. These crucial linkages have been unintentionally severed by human highways and urban development.
ENDING THE WILD WILD WET Transforming fishing in one of the world’s most lucrative fisheries: Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.