Nature-Based Solutions and Indigenous Voices: Lessons from Canada

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by pmnationtalk on March 1, 202398 Views

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Join us virtually on Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00pm EST for a fireside chat on nature-based solutions and Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States, moderated by Canada Institute Director Christopher Sands.

Decarbonization of the economy will require a substantial near-term avoidance and reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to meet net-zero goals set by the Canadian and U.S. Governments. To accomplish this neutralization, momentum is building toward the concept of nature-based solutions (NBS): actions to protect and sustainably manage ecosystems in a way that also addresses social changes and provides human and biodiversity benefits.

As stewards of their lands and territories, Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the United States are often the first to face the impacts of climate change. Indigenous experiences, perspectives and rights can and should be critical components to building effective climate change strategies. Collaborating with Indigenous Peoples in the selection and design of NBS and other climate change adaptation methods is vital in the success and sustainability of these programs.

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