Nature-based climate change solutions (NBS) consist of actions to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in natural ecosystems in urban, ex-urban, rural, wildland and other environments. These actions include interventions such as directed land use decisions that avoid conversion of open space or agricultural land for more intensive uses, landscape restoration, alternative management for farms and forests, and application of soil amendments. Nature-based solutions confer multiple benefits beyond emissions reductions and carbon sequestration, such as landscape resilience and adaptation, improved air quality, biodiversity and habitat protection, improved water quality and quantity, and reduced impacts of extreme events such as floods or wildfires, jobs, and recreational opportunities. In collaboration with the Nature Conservancy California and China and Tsinghua University, our work focuses on advancing NBS in climate policymaking through research projects, sharing lessons-learned, convening stakeholders, and a webinar series.
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