Across the globe, there are places that teem with nature that are thick with life, that we can’t afford to lose. Thes are places that naturally capture and store vast amounts of climate-changing carbon but are vulnerable to destruction from unsustainable logging, development, and other threats.
The protection of these places is critical not only to confront the climate crisis, but also to provide food, water, habitat, and security to diverse species and human communities.
We’ve curated some of our favorite stories of how nature is providing climate solutions for both people and wildlife–from the dense forests of Latin America, to family-stewarded lands in the United States, to innovative projects across Africa, to the world’s largest coastal temperate rainforest stretching 100-million acres across Canada and the U.S.
How the Emerald Edge Could Help Change the World
In this remarkable forest that stretches from Washington to Alaska, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are leading the way in showing how nature is a critical and complementary solution to addressing the climate crisis at the scale it demands.
How Small Landowners Make a Big Climate Difference
The U.S. Family Forest Carbon Program opens up a pathway for small forest owners to improve forest health and help climate change while earning an income to cover the cost of taking care of their land.
Catalyzing Carbon Projects in Africa
The Nature Conservancy's Charlie Langan describes how innovative carbon projects in Africa offer hope for storing carbon, sustainable development and safeguarding important ecosystems.
Breathing New Life into Chile’s Ancient Valdivian Forest
The Valdivian Coastal Reserve is a pioneering living forest carbon project, delivering benefits to local communities and biodiversity, and trialing methodologies that can help other regions.
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