Learn about The Nature Conservancy’s work at the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland, this month, including initiatives to slow carbon pollution and deforestation, and to help communities become resilient to rapid climate change.
Posts Tagged ‘forest carbon’
Coming during the first week of global climate talks in Warsaw, two promising news announcements from Chile and California, bolstered work to build climate policies that recognize the important role of forests in storing carbon.
From high in the cloud forests of Chiapas, the Ellis family sees Buena Vista – and looks at forests in a new way.
During a summer work trip to Mexico with their scientist Dad, the Ellis kids learned more about how trees store carbon and how farmers and foresters can measure it using simple tools.
From carbon-rich forests, to wetlands and floodplains, the director of our California climate program, finds reasons for hope in fighting global warming with solutions from nature.
The Ellis family’s summer adventure in Mexico continues with a promised visit to a real rainforest, to see their scientist dad at work. But, before the swashbuckling adventure, it turns out scientists do a lot of meeting and talking, too – about how people will actually “add” carbon to their forests and farms.
During their first week in the Yucatan, the Ellis family adjusts to the heat and seeks out pink flamingoes, red mangroves and “blue carbon.” It turns out “green” forests on land aren’t the only important natural places for keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Ellis family is spending most of the summer in Mexico chasing their scientist dad on his work trip to measure carbon in the forests of Mexico. Adjusting to life with less STUFF for their foreign travels, the Ellis family gets to unwind at their first destination in Merida.
What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.
A Conservancy carbon market specialist looks to family history to inspire his work valuing the carbon stored in forests in order to fight global warming and finance forest restoration.
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week.
In the final post of a four-part series, forest carbon scientist Bronson Griscom and a team from The Nature Conservancy go deep into the Amazon frontier and find a remnant of healthy rainforest with an abundant array of plant and animal life. View the videos and come along on the adventure!
In this third post of a four-part series, Bronson Griscom, Ph.D. and team, venture deeper into the forests of the Xingu River region of Brazil’s Amazon frontier and begin to see what they came for.
In the second of a four-part series, Nature Conservancy forest carbon scientist Bronson Griscom and his team hike through degraded areas of forest on the edge of ranchlands. And he wonders: is it too late for forest restoration in Brazil’s Amazon frontier?
In the first of a four-part series, Bronson Griscom, a Conservancy forest carbon scientist, brings us along on a trek through northern Brazil’s Amazon frontier, where patches of remaining rainforest – interspersed with cattle ranches – may hold the seeds for the future. Check out the video clips to join in the adventure.
We spent three full days travelling to this place deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, and three more searching: slashing though thick tangles of vines, braving legions of biting ants, and wading waist-deep through murky waters. The gold we’re searching for are the numbers that will help us determine the amount of carbon stored in the world’s rainforests.
The Nature Conservancy, is involved in a very exciting agreement between the Indonesian and U.S. governments and WWF to inject significant additional investments into forest conservation efforts on the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.