Nature-based Strategies

Nature-based solutions have emerged as a promising approach to address climate change, as they use natural systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. These solutions include restoring and protecting forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture and conservation practices.

Breakout Session: Building Partnerships with Nature for Climate Stabilization

Our planet’s ecosystems capture and sequester massive amounts of carbon every year. By supporting and enhancing these natural systems, we can draw down the excess greenhouse gas that is driving climate destabilization while also producing useful products and improving our quality of life. This breakout session will feature presentations by leading Penn State researchers who are working on nature-based climate solutions, followed by an interactive panel discussion. The goal for all session attendees will be to develop a set of forward-looking priorities for research and development regarding nature-based solutions that will help address the climate crisis while contributing to a verdant, equitable, and prosperous future where people and nature can thrive harmoniously. We look forward to welcoming you to the session!

Room: 207

Session Time:  Tuesday, May 23: 2:30 pm

Session Lead:  Charles Anderson