From the Ground Up: How Land Trusts and Conservancies Are Providing Solutions to Climate Change (Policy Focus Reports)
As communities worldwide make protecting the climate a priority, land trusts and conservancies of all sizes and capac-ities are seeking greater clarity in how to address climate change through land conservation and stewardship. Policy makers and decision makers are considering how to address climate-related impacts in communities, states, and regions. Funders and donors are seeking to invest in projects and initiatives which offer durable, lasting solutions for reducing carbon emissions and improving climate resilience.
This report--written by James Levitt, a global expert and educator in land conservation, and Chandni Navalkha, an international leader in sustainable management of land and water resources--offers numerous case examples of successful initiatives along with the following guidance for stakeholders in the private and public sectors looking to boost the potential of civic organizations to implement natural climate solutions:
Empower civic-sector initiatives that are creative and ambitious in scope and scale.Invest in initiatives with clear strategies and measurable impact.Aim for broad collaborations.Share advanced science, technologies, and financial engineering techniques.Support initiatives that are built to last, able to adapt, and ready to replicate.