They are keepers of some of our planet’s most important knowledge. With a deep connection to nature and reliance on natural resources, they are critical partners in stewarding our world’s lands and waters. Yet the voices of indigenous peoples are often excluded when planning conservation, environmentalism and sustainability.
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Soil as an important carbon stock
Soil is an important carbon stock – it stores three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. If the carbon in soil rose by just 0.4% per year, it would be enough to halt the increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere related to human activities.
Watch The Forgotten Solution trailer here today
OVER ONE BILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING || From the creator of “The Big Bang” and “Garden of Eden” || Coming this fall, winter, spring and summer. Nature is The Forgotten Solution. Watch the full trailer here today.
Global summit players recognize forests as leading natural climate solutions
Putting forests at the heart of the climate change conversation was the focus of two new initiatives unveiled at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco this week – The Rainforest Journalism Fund and Cities4Forests. Read more about the initiatives and who is behind them.
Voices from the land sector explain their hopes for GCAS and beyond
The Global Climate Action Summit officially kicks off on Thursday. Voices from the land sector describe what they’d like to see happen this week and beyond.
Restoration targets in climate goals and ways to remove carbon from the sky
As countries consider ways to increase the ambition of their current national climate plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they appear to be leaving one of their best players on the bench: forests. WRI interrogates what might work from new technologies to land management practices.
Nature-based solutions are the real climate-resilient route to water security
We experience the effects of climate change through water, whether that is through droughts and scarcity, increased extreme weather, flooding, or their impacts on water and sanitation infrastructure. TNC’s report ‘Beyond the Source’ shows that source water protection delivers significant water security improvements.
Natural Climate Solutions in action across the United States
Unlocking the power of nature to fight climate change isn’t as hard as you think. From small, local farms in Colorado to vast expanses of grasslands in California, natural climate solutions can help us combat climate change by reducing emissions, removing carbon from the atmosphere, and storing it in natural and working lands.
Greenprint Partners leading the way in helping America’s communities contribute to climate mitigation
As the Global Climate Action Summit kicks off this week, companies like Greenprint Partners are leading the way in helping America’s communities contribute to climate mitigation while also making them more resilient to the climate change effects they have already seen.
Trees making a stand at ‘Rise for Climate’ march
Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in central San Francesco carrying signs, dancing, singing and walking as part of a global protest spanning dozens of cities across the world asking for more to be done to stop climate change. Dancing trees delighted crowds as part of ‘The Forgotten Solution’ on Saturday’s climate march.