Tackling Climate Change in Indiana
We're working for a future where Hoosiers and nature thrive together.
The Nature Conservancy works collaboratively with lawmakers, business leaders, academia and advocates to advance nonpartisan, science-based solutions that protect our state’s natural treasures, create jobs and cost-savings to the state and help lessen the impacts of a changing climate.
Our Advocacy in Action
Indiana’s environment, public health
and economy depend on strong climate and clean energy leadership at all
levels of our government. Hoosiers across the political spectrum agree: seven in 10 voters
believe the federal government needs to do more to combat climate
change, including 55% of Republicans. And there’s a powerful economic
case to be made for climate action and clean energy adoption.
Indiana Voters Overwhelmingly Support Climate Leadership
Indiana voters across the political spectrum are increasingly finding common ground on the urgent need for climate action.
of Indiana voters believe human activity is a major cause of climate change, including more than half of traditional Republicans (51%) and 69% of suburban women.
of Hoosiers agree that action on climate is critical for the nation’s economic recovery.
Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike support climate solutions that meaningfully reduce emissions, create 21st century jobs and conserve our natural treasures.
of Hoosiers support policies that mitigate climate change by protecting and restoring trees, forests, wetlands and farms that naturally remove carbon from the air.
of Indiana voters would support the creation of a voluntary natural carbon sequestration market, including two-thirds of Hoosiers who voted for President Trump in 2020. Nearly 71% of supporters believe such action would benefit farmers and their local communities.
Nearly two in three (62%) of Hoosiers support the effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and 69% of voters are willing to pay more to accomplish this goal.
Hoosiers back home are calling on their Members of Congress to work across the aisle and enact pragmatic policies that address the root causes of climate change.
of Hoosiers believe Indiana can play a leading role in fighting climate change.
of voters say they want their Members of Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to find sensible, realistic solutions to climate change–including 51% of voters who say their primary source of information is Fox News.
When asked why they supported climate action, more Indiana Republicans (16%) mentioned the need to ensure the health, safety and prosperity of future generations, than any other reason—including 22% of suburban voters.
Indiana has proven it’s possible to tackle climate change, grow our economy and support hardworking Hoosiers. Through inspired leadership at the federal level, Indiana can show the nation—and the world—what’s possible.
Indiana's Climate and Energy Future
All over the state, investments are being made to tap into the potential of renewable energy, or to use nature and our natural systems to combat climate change, all while improving the bottom line.
How We’re Tackling Climate Change
Nature Based Solutions
Our reThink Soil program believes that investing in sustainable soil health practices can increase agricultural yields, generate more profit for farmers and reduce negative environmental impacts. Learn about reThink Soil.
Promoting Clean Energy
We're working with local governments and business to achieve the 2025 goal of 25% renewable energy. TNC's created Site Wind Right, which reveals those areas in the Central U.S. where wind energy development would not disrupt important wildlife. Learn more about Site Wind Right.
We're utilizing lessons learned through the CEO Climate Dialogue and are developing relationships with organizations across sectors to discuss their climate actions, how they are implementing sustainability plans and how to leverage federal action. Learn more about the CEO Climate Dialogue.
Working with Governments
We work with government leaders around the world to set aggressive goals for climate solutions that create jobs, protect people and cut pollution. Learn how we impact policy.
We're helping to not only reducing causes of climate change, but preparing our communities and natural resources to better adapt to climate change impacts. Learn about building coastal resilience.
Be a Part of the Solution
Nature needs you to make your voice heard and convince Indiana’s leaders commit to change. Join our community of advocates and learn how you can take action today.