Conservation is climate action
Today President Biden signed Executive Orders to address climate and environmental justice challenges and called for the protection of 30 percent of America’s lands and waters by 2030. We, and the LWCF coalition, applaud this action!
Take action now:
- Climate guide released: Download your copy of COLT’s new guide—Conservation is Climate Action—with six ways caring for the land is part of the climate solution.
- NEW Climate video released: Be the first to see our new 3-minute video why conservation is climate action.
Natural climate solutions are a necessary part any comprehensive policy to address climate change and the time has never been more urgent.
- NATIONAL: The new Biden Administration is doubling down to address climate change and conserving land and water is central to their Climate Justice Strategy: They want to protect 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030. (Estimates suggest only 12% are currently protected).
“Today is climate day at the White House,” said President Biden. “We’re talking about the health of our families, cleaner water and cleaner air.”
- OREGON: Governor Brown released Executive Order 20-04 calling on our natural resource agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a special directive for the role of natural and working lands. The Oregon Global Warming Commission is now taking this on and developing recommended state goals. This year, the Oregon Legislature will also consider several climate bills that call for urgent action in supporting clean energy, environmental justice and community health.
In this pivotal moment for our planet, we’re spreading the word: conservation is climate action!
Executive Director, COLT