Natural climate solutions

  title={Natural climate solutions},
  author={Bronson W. Griscom and Justin Adams and Peter W. Ellis and Richard A. Houghton and Guy Lomax and Daniela A. Miteva and William H. Schlesinger and David Shoch and Juha Siikam{\"a}ki and Pete Smith and Peter B. Woodbury and Chris Zganjar and Allen Blackman and Jo{\~a}o S. Campari and Richard T. Conant and Christopher Delgado and Patricia Elias and Trisha Gopalakrishna and Marisa R Hamsik and Mario Herrero and Joseph Kiesecker and Emily Landis and Lars Laestadius and Sara M. Leavitt and Susan Minnemeyer and Stephen Polasky and Peter V. Potapov and Francis E. Putz and Jonathan Sanderman and Marcel J. Silvius and Eva K. Wollenberg and Joseph E. Fargione},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  pages={11645 - 11650}
  • B. GriscomJustin Adams J. Fargione
  • Published 16 October 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Significance Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 °C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of “natural climate solutions” (NCS): 20 conservation, restoration, and/or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global forests, wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural lands. We show that NCS can provide over one-third of… 

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