Land trusts have a long history of working to address climate change through their land protection work and by leveraging natural solutions to improve resiliency and capture carbon. More recently, the land trusts have also begun working at the national and state level to broaden support for climate action and to accelerate the country’s transition to a clean energy economy. The workshop will share the ways land trusts are approaching this big issue and provide case studies from states with very different political environments, each taking a very different approach to tackling the climate change issue. In North Carolina, that work is building support for climate action with conservatives. In Oregon, land trusts supported and put forward a carbon pricing proposal. In Florida, the work is helping develop regional local government climate compacts to promote natural climate solutions and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The case studies will offer ideas for how organizations of all sizes can connect to this work and contribute in a way that suits them.
Session Level: Intermediate Session Location: Raleigh Convention Center