On September 24 at 12:30 EDT / 11:30 CDT, International Paper will be talking with The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist, Peter Ellis, to address the importance of natural forest-based climate solutions.
The way forests are managed is a critical, yet often overlooked, solution in the fight against climate change. Improvements to land stewardship – Natural Climate Solutions – could cost-effectively avoid 11 gigatons of CO2 emissions per year, or one third of the mitigation needed to meet global climate commitments.
Natural climate solutions can also preserve biodiversity, strengthen resilience to future climate impacts, and improve water and air quality. They have the potential to strengthen the forest resource economy, bringing more employment, stabilizing product sourcing, avoiding healthcare costs, reducing costs for access to clean water, avoiding costs for cooling, and reducing costs for forest products.
The International Paper’s session will address the importance of forestry-based natural climate solutions with specific examples of collaborations in between governments, NGOs, and the private sector in Gabon Indonesia, Mexico, and the Central Appalachians of the United States.
Click the link to register for the event: https://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/forests-natural-climate-solution