US Architects Declare hosts a virtual, monthly salon on the forth Tuesday of the month at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. We come together to discuss topics of relevance to our organizing and to create a common understanding through an intersectional approach to this crisis of/in the built environment. The topic, question, and recommended / supplemental texts ground the conversation, but all who want to discuss the topic are welcome.
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This week's discussion topic: Natural Climate Solutions.
While most efforts toward reducing emissions have been focused on fossil fuel use, new science shows that the conservation, restoration, and management of forests, grasslands, and wetlands—can deliver up to a third of the emission reductions needed by 2030
What are Natural Climate Solutions? - The Nature Conservancy (short video)
Climate Colonialism and Reparations - Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on For The Wild (podcast)
An Even More Inconvenient Truth: Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing, Lisa Song (Propublica, 2019)
Nature-based solutions can help cool the planet — if we act now - Cécile A. J. Girardin , Stuart Jenkins , Nathalie Seddon , Myles Allen , Simon L. Lewis , Charlotte E. Wheeler , Bronson W. Griscom & Yadvinder Malhi (nature, 2021)
About Planting Trees - TILClimate (podcast)
Zero, Then Negative: The Congressional Blueprint for Scaling Carbon Removal - Carbon180
The climate solution actually adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere - James Temple and Lisa Song
CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States - World Resources Institute
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