Successfully limiting global warming to 1.5º Celsius will require natural strategies that remove carbon from the atmosphere, also known as carbon sequestration.
Natural climate solutions (NCS), like forests, natural areas in parks, wetlands, and kelp forests remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Building the future we want
In a city where land-based and aquatic NCS projects are implemented, residents, visitors, and ecosystems alike will benefit from:
- Increased urban greenspace, canopy cover, and access to streams and creeks
- Protection from the urban heat island effect and resilience to flooding
- Flourishing biodiversity and habitats for native species
- Healthy and protected forests, wetlands, meadows, shorelines, and streams
Help us get there by supporting local ecosystems
- Planting more trees while protecting our existing trees and greenspace in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
- Working with First Nations outside city limits on marine based sequestration and will continue to build partnerships to support broader sequestration efforts
Help by taking care of our forests, gardens, and other urban green spaces to support our natural systems.