U.S. rolls out ‘nature-based’ climate solutions at COP27

By Daniel J. Graeber
United Press International
November 8, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

From reforestation to the restoration of marshes, the U.S. government unveiled nature-based policies to address climate concerns from the sidelines of the COP27 summit on the environment in Egypt. The White House released a roadmap that outlines ways that best-management and conservation practices can provide solutions to the current climate crisis. …The roadmap is a first for the U.S. government dealing with what it sees as nature-based ways to address climate change. “Examples include protection or conservation of natural areas, reforestation, restoration of marshes or other habitats, or sustainable management of farms, fisheries, or forests,” the White House said. “These actions can increase resilience to threats like flooding and extreme heat, and can slow climate change by capturing and storing carbon dioxide.” …The government is looking to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of their 2005 levels and conserving at least 30% of federal lands and waters by 2030.

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