Climate change is a global problem, and it requires solutions on a global scale. One of those is hiding in plain sight. Our lands and waters provide an untapped opportunity – proven ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands. We call this Natural Solutions.
More than 30% of the climate change goals that our world leaders established at the 2015 Paris Climate Convention can be achieved through the power of nature.
This means that nature-based solutions – such as stopping deforestation and restoring coastal ecosystems – can get us more than a third of the way to the emission reductions needed by 2030.
In 2017, we released a report that proves that we've underestimated nature's ability to combat climate change.