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The Nature Conservancy Commits to Natural Solutions with Climate Alliance

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce its commitment to the U.S. Climate Alliance’s Natural and Working Lands Challenge. Both in the U.S. and across the globe The Nature Conservancy is working to advance natural climate solutions through science, policy and on-the-ground actions to protect carbon stocks and increase sequestration on natural and working lands. This commitment is made to align with the goals of the pending Global Climate Action Summit, being held in San Francisco, California, September 12-14.

This work builds on the success of a three-day learning lab organized by American Forests and including science and policy leaders from American Farmland Trust, Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gasses, The Nature Conservancy and World Resources Institute.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization working in 72 Countries.

The Nature Conservancy is committed to continue providing world class scientific expertise in scoping the opportunity of Natural Climate Solutions, and the most efficient pathways for unlocking its vast potential. The organization’s global natural climate science analysis has highlighted the opportunity to provide 37% of needed emissions reductions by 2030 to keep us on the 2 degrees or under pathway and raised the profile of Natural Climate Solutions as the only scalable cost effective carbon removal technology we have.

From West Virginia to Washington, The Nature Conservancy provides natural climate solutions in partnership with other experts and private landowners through Working Woodlands, a program designed to improve forest carbon management on private lands and other tree planting efforts, and advocacy to advance policies to reduce the introduction of pests and pathogens that threaten U.S. Carbon stocks. We worked with an interdisciplinary team of Nature Conservancy scientists, environmental economists and agriculture experts to chart a roadmap for soil health practices for U.S. corn, soy and wheat croplands. This partnership could deliver nearly $50 billion in social and environmental impacts annually including significant carbon emission reduction benefits. By working with private partners, from rural landowners to Fortune 500 companies, we are helping leverage the power of Natural Climate Solutions.

Together these actions will provide benefits to people and nature for decades, including helping to stabilize the climate by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, safeguarding water supplies, and restoring needed habitat for hundreds of species of animals and plants.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.