Through science and collaboration, the Northeast Carbon Alliance brings together land managers, scientists and public policy experts to realize the great power of natural climate solutions to combat climate change - from Mountain Top to Ocean Floor - in the Hudson Valley, New York, Northeastern States, and beyond.
Through its research and advocacy, the Northeast Climate Alliance and its member groups are identifying and promoting natural strategies to protect, manage, and restore land and water that will be critical for achieving global climate goals. At the same time, they are working at all levels of government to secure funding to implement them.
More than 70 million of the 766 million acres of United States forestlands are in Northeastern States. Forests are important carbon sinks, with both trees and soils storing vast amounts of carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
Regenerative agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that enriches soil and promotes biodiversity, while restoring and enhancing ecosystems and watersheds. Regenerative practices capture carbon in soil, helping to reverse accumulation of atmospheric carbon.
Over 97 percent of the water on Earth is salt water in the oceans. The ocean is one of the largest carbon sinks on Earth, taking up a third of the carbon emitted by human activity.
The Northeast Carbon Alliance urgently advances the rapid implementation of greenhouse gas sequestration through regenerative land management policies.
It documents and shares information about practices that are most effective, and promotes public policies that support and provide incentives for implementing these practices in the Hudson Valley, New York State, and other Northeastern states.
Farms, forests, and wetlands in the Hudson Valley, New York, and other Northeastern states are protected, managed, and restored to achieve at least one-third of regional reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to help prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, helping to keep global warming below 1.5˚C recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
These natural solutions not only reduce the release of greenhouse gases but also reverse damaging climate impacts already being felt.
Public policies at the state, regional, and federal levels provide robust incentives, including financial benefits, to land managers for implementing regenerative practices at a level that causes a major rapid spike in transition.
The policies and financial incentives are based on sound science and data, and reward land managers of all scales for implementing practices proven to achieve the targeted levels of greenhouse gas sequestration. Co-benefits such as enhanced water quality, flood mitigation, and biodiversity are valued and rewarded throughout the region.
Regional economies of food production, crucial to the success of whole regenerative organic systems of agricultural production, are strong, inclusive, and just.
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