Climate change is a global problem, but its impacts are felt most intensely at the local level. To help stop climate change, we can’t just cut future emissions — we need to remove and sequester carbon already in the atmosphere. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are proven ways of reducing carbon emissions and storing them in the world’s forests, soils, grasslands and wetlands. Through land protection, improved land management and restoration of forests, wetlands, grasslands and agricultural lands, natural climate solutions can help keep global warming below 2°C. These solutions are often interconnected, and by advancing them, land trusts can deliver significant environmental and economic benefits. Learn solutions that are practical, effective, relatively inexpensive, provide numerous economic benefits to landowners and communities, and can be implemented on a wide variety of different kinds of land.

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