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Interest in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS), or Nature-Based Solutions (NBC) is exploding. Few of the individuals involved in those conversations, realize how much work has gone into these topics over the last 30+ years. The Climatographers’ Dr. Mark Trexler was himself involved in the first carbon offset project (an agroforestry project in Guatemala), and carried out some of the earliest studies looking at NCS options in the United States and globally. Notwithstanding 30+ years of research, however, many question remain regarding the future of such options in mitigating climate change.

  • Which nature-based solutions could be significant in tackling climate change?
  • What is the practical, as opposed to theoretical, potential of these options?
  • How will NBS technologies fare under climate change? Will we be lucky to hang onto the carbon currently in natural systems given changing fire and other regimes?
  • Could ecosystem restoration, including in the oceans, be significant?
  • Can systemic change be brought to the agriculture sector in the form regenerative agriculture and other technologies?
  • Will NBS technologies be able to benefit substantially from offset markets?

These are the kinds of questions the Climate Web, based on 20,000 hours of knowledge curation, can help you explore. This Lite Roadmap organizes some of the resources available to you.

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The Premium Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap digs much deeper into the topics already flagged at the top of this page, among others. Representing hundreds of hours of research and knowledge curation, the Premium Roadmap links together together explanatory materials, topical headings, individual reports, news stories, videos, and websites, curated topical dashboards for exploring key topics, and even individual ideas and graphics the Climatographers have extracted from a wide range of key sources. The Premium Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap walks you through:

  • The history of the NCS/NBS conversation
  • Forestry and climate change mitigation
  • REDD and REDD+ and climate change mitigation
  • Soils and climate change mitigation
  • Ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation
  • Ocean biomass restoration
  • Blue carbon technologies
  • Climate change impacts on natural systems
  • And much more

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Note that can be difficult to clearly differentiate between the topics covered by this Natural Climate Solutions Roadmap and the Climate Technologies Roadmap, the Climate Engineering Roadmap, and potentially other Roadmaps. There will be inevitable overlap.

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