Natural Climate Solutions

Natural climate solutions are solutions around all of the ecosystems on the planet, our forests, our grasslands, our wetlands, that can address climate change they already absorb a huge amount of carbon. How can we work with those ecosystems to both reduce emissions from those ecosystems as well as enhance their sequestration. They act as a huge giant sink for carbon. The word "natural" is really important. We didn't have to intervene for all of human history making these systems do what they do. Now though we need them to do more of it. At least 20% of the total climate solutions will come from our lands. They are available today. We don't need to wait for tech fixes that will come decades down the line It makes no sense at all the talk about carbon capture and sequestration as a technological solution without thinking about what that is relative to a natural sequestration. We know there are things that we can be doing to enhance how food is produced and reduce emissions from land use and the agriculture sector we know that there are things that we can do today to be restoring forests to be incentivizing different forestry practices. Decarbonizing energy alone is not sufficient to address the scale of the threat we face with climate change.

We start recognizing what our ecosystems do today to already be absorbing so much carbon, then we start to recognize this is actually a critical biological bridge to be able to get too deeper decarbonisation away from the energy sector that we cannot do without. We've got to get the science for network solutions really watertight that we can demonstrate to politicians, to corporates that this is a serious sector In California we have a comprehensive climate change regulatory program that included cap-and-trade mechanism with a role for forests. This is the first one in the world that actually allows force landowners to produce offets that regulated entities like utilities can submit to meet the requirements of the law. There's a parallel revenue stream that's being generated from the auction of the permits. That is producing more than a billion dollars for Californians. In many other parts of the world you have forest dependent communities, you have indigenous communities. who know very well how to protect their natural environment they see the natural world and their own world is much more integrated.

20 percent of the world's forest carbon is found in Indigenous lands. So this means that if we're gonna be serious about finding solutions to climate and serious about finding solutions to conservation then that means we need to be engaging indigenous people in local communities. We gotta bring multiple parties together to recognize that there are shared objectives. The role of the private sector really coming forward and saying what's good for climate mitigation can also be good for business. This is really not a tradeoff anymore. We have to have policies that stimulate the enabling environment. We need to have a price for carbon. We need to have the right mechanisms where credits can be offered to businesses that are facing steeper costs to abate emissions in other ways. We need to full force, and the full creativity of the financial service industry, to come behind helping us find solutions get from us science-based NGOs, academic organizations. What we all know, because we know a ton. And help us convert that into investable structures.

We need to find new ways of bringing private sector actors in of unlocking the entrepreneurial spirit of people around the world to shape so of these solutions. The Nature Conservancy has relationships, it has land assets, it has field programs around the world. If we can leverage all of that then The Nature Conservancy can play a very very important role in addressing the climate challenge..

Jimmy Bob explains global warming with icebergs

Hey it's Jimmy Bob here and I wanted to show you somethin I think is absolutely redicoulus. Check out all this ice and these hippie dippies tryin to tell us that it's global warmin. Last time I checked ice didn't melt when it gets warmer. I mean who they tryin to fool? All them 97 out of 100 scientists. Bunch of nerds. Who gives a damn what a bunch a nerds thinks anyway? Not like we can do anythin bout this. This isn't our problem. WOOOWEEE!! Check out that destruction happnin in that there water iceberg. I love seein things fallin apart cause who douden't wanna see somethin like that. That's just nature doin it's thing. Ain't like we have any kind of affect on nature do we? Hi my name is Shane and ya we do have a huge affect on nature. Everywhere you look pretty much whether it's a building, a road, a street light or a field growing food. Human beings have affected nature quite a bit. But the reality is that we've done it in a way which is actually taking from nature. And what I do is green buildings and you know the thing is that right now, construction is something which is not exactly good to nature.

But the reality is that we can actually build buildings that give back to nature. You know this is something that we need. We need places to live, we need places to play and work and why wouldn't we put our energy and time as a society into infrastructure like our homes, our buildings that actually give back to nature. So if you're interested in this and actually solving the problem of global warming and those icebergs and stuff, you know we can actually do things. Most laws aren't going to allow you to do that (by default). But if you understand that things are done to minimums and you know who to engage with you can actually make a difference. So come to that's my website and join my mailing list, download the ebook. I'll send you all kinds of information that will show you what can make your building, your home more energy efficient so that we can actually start fixing these problems and doing what we can to make the world a better place. So please share this with your friends because you know what, it's up to us. Thank you.

And by the way if you are one of them hippie dippie do lovers who is out given them free hugs and tryin to save the planet and do somethin right for people, you should definitely share this if you think it's funny and something that can actually solve the problem. Because that's what we gotta do is start solvin these problems okay? Share this video. Business in the front, party in the back. Let's do this..