The burning of fossil fuels is changing our planet. How do we enhance Nature’s ability to slow climate change, and support adaptation?
The byproducts of climate change—seasonal temperature shifts, drought, extreme precipitation events, decreasing snow cover and shrinking glaciers, ocean warming and acidification—are impacting ecosystems around the world.
Half of all carbon emissions are naturally removed by Earth’s oceans, freshwater and land systems. With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels past 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history, natural and managed ecosystems—forest, agricultural, coastal marine, freshwater and alpine—need to adapt to the changing climate and increasingly be part of the climate solution.