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This guide offers information to help landowners understand and make the decision whether or not to enroll their land in carbon sequestration programs.
Various best practices, such as reducing or eliminating tillage and altering the mix of crops, can enhance carbon sequestration in agricultural lands.
Scientists combined insurance information, storm data, and climate and development scenarios along the Gulf Coast, then assessed the cost-effectiveness of different types of approaches to reduce future damage from flooding. They found that nature-based solutions for shoreline protection could halve the costs associated with future regional flooding, potentially saving tens of billions of dollars.
This toolkit includes practices that have been applied to support wetland management for climate adaptation objectives.
“Climate Change, Carbon, and the Forests of the Northeast” serves as a science-based and practical guide for policymakers and elected officials who are charged with developing policies for overall carbon dioxide reductions. In addition, the report serves as a practical guide for management in the Northeast to support resilience and maximize carbon sequestration on forestlands.
The coastal blue carbon manual aims to provide standardized methods for field measurements and analysis of blue carbon stocks and flux in coastal ecosystems.
Avoiding forest conversion and supporting restoration are relatively low-cost mitigation pathways that are ready to be put into practice on forestlands throughout the United States.
Land management initiatives are honing in on high-value emission reduction gains in some of the most bio-productive systems. Natural climate solutions being implemented in forests, terrestrial and coastal wetlands as well as agricultural lands provide climate benefits.
Natural climate solutions (NCS) are proven ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Natural climate solutions can help reduce carbon emissions and store more carbon in the landscape.
Opportunities exist to improve soil management in order to increase carbon sinking or sequestration in agricultural and grassland systems.