Natural and Working Lands (NWLs), which include forests and woodlands, grasslands and shrublands, croplands and rangelands, wetlands and urban green spaces, play a key role in the global carbon cycle and directly impact states and territories’ ability to meet GHG reduction and net-zero emissions targets. This convening, hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance, featured more than 100 officials representing states and territories across the country. Participants shared knowledge, solutions, and challenges to help catalyze action, and bolster implementation of state NWL plans.
This #EarthWeek, leaders from across the Alliance are convening for the Natural & Working Lands National Learning Lab.— US Climate Alliance (@USClimate) April 20, 2023
NWLs are one of the most enduring solutions to the climate crisis — this Learning Lab helps states & territories maximize shared knowledge & catalyze action. pic.twitter.com/4cwsonkAmd
Over two days, the Learning Lab featured discussions on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) implementation, Climate-Smart Commodities, and the 2023 Farm Bill as well as roundtables on agriculture; forestry; coastal, ocean, and blue carbon programs; equity; and conservation, restoration, and resilience programs.
Participants strengthened relationships with the federal government and across states, territories, and regions by collaborating and identifying best practices to reduce emissions and increase resilient carbon sequestration.
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