The climate crisis is growing more dire every day. Intense storms, frequent forest fires, and rising sea levels pose a growing threat to humanity and wildlife globally.
Contributing to this crisis is the destruction of ecosystems that keep climate change in check. Deforestation, land use, and pollution are devastating natural environments that keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and provide habitats for wildlife.
The time to act is now.
Protecting nature isn't just the right thing to do—it's what we have to do to fully address climate change.
Nature has a way of keeping climate change in check by absorbing carbon.
Nature-based solutions, including protecting intact forests and restoring coastal ecosystems, can achieve
30% of the action needed to keep global temperature rise to
to 1.5°C by 2050
Protecting nature isn't just the right thing to do. It's what we HAVE to do.
What can we do?
The U.S. and other countries need to step up to ensure the future of our planet for generations to come. We need to protect and restore natural environments that keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, keep wildlife thriving, and safeguard human health.
Intact forests are extensive swaths of primary forest that are free of significant damage from humans. They are vital to our planet.
By sponging up some of the carbon dioxide we spew into atmosphere, forests help keep Earth’s climate at least 0.5° C cooler than it would otherwise be.