Working Session: Land Use and Oceans—Protecting and Restoring Nature: Managing Ecosystems for Drawdown (Option 2 of 3)

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Moderators
Name
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Managing Director, Climate, Outrider Foundation
Project Drawdown Senior Fellow
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Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Discussants
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Assistant Research Professor, Institutes of Energy and Environment, Penn State
Name
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Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
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Director, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
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Drawdown Scholar, Columbia University
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Professor of Geography, Penn State
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Executive Director, Climate Foundation
Innovation Talk Presenters
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Director, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
Online Moderator
Note Taker

Protecting intact ecosystems and restoring degraded ecosystems offer a range of “natural solutions” to help reverse climate change. Protecting diverse ecosystems, including forests, grasslands, wetlands, and oceans, not only helps achieve drawdown by reducing emissions and sequestering carbon but also provides invaluable ecosystem services. Restoring degraded ecosystems to a highly productive state will help to sequester significant amounts of carbon. In addition, some land restoration solutions, such as forest plantations, bamboo, and perennial biomass crops, can provide feedstocks for a sustainable bioeconomy with additional carbon benefits. 

Related Conference Themes
Land Use
Oceans