The Nature Conservancy commends the California legislature for introducing a comprehensive and well-funded climate resilience budget package. The proposed budget supports critical investments to address our drought, promote wildfire resilience and also includes important funding to support land conservation which protects our water and captures carbon. These climate investments are absolutely critical to the resilience of our state and planet and will result in both the near and long term protection of people and nature. We hope to see these essential investments in the final 2021-2022 state budget.
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 76 countries and territories—37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners—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.