Nature-based climate solutions, such as reforestation, climate-smart agriculture, and wetland restoration, harness natural processes to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and slow climate change. These approaches have substantial and growing support from bipartisan lawmakers, the private sector, and conservation-minded NGOs, but scientific tools to guide implementation and to accurately monitor outcomes are not adequately developed.
To confront that uncertainty and put nature-based climate solutions on a sound scientific footing, several dozen scientists and policy experts gathered in Washington, D.C., in June of this year. This resulting white paper report—“The science needed for robust, scalable, and credible nature-based climate solutions for the United States”—reviews the current state of knowledge in this field and describes the necessary research and technology investments to support effective mitigation policy.
Find out more about the road map for producing and using actionable, cross-sectoral information to foster programs and policies that work—while avoiding energy wasted on those that do not.