Mitigate the effects of climate change and move towards a low-carbon economy
Climate change is happening, and it is impacting communities and ecosystems all across the board. Disasters and extreme weather events are increasing and too often wreaking havoc on communities, most frequently harming low-income populations. Floods destroy homes and infrastructure and, paired with coastal land loss, have even begun to force communities to relocate. Droughts and fires scar landscapes and diminish crucial water supplies.
It’s time that we made a concerted global effort to mitigate these effects. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and preventing them wherever possible, is crucial. Our work helps decision makers to understand the natural systems that sequester and store carbon so that they can make decisions to protect these valuable assets, and we also work with industries and cities to support alternatives that reduce carbon emissions.
We Focus On:
Protecting and Stewarding Natural Systems That Store Carbon
Many elements of the natural environment store carbon – forests, soil, plants, oceans – and it is critical that we protect and steward these assets so that we can mitigate the effects of climate change. At Earth Economics, we assess and inform sustainable land use practices that support carbon storage. Our analyses help decision makers to make the best choices for climate mitigation efforts, whether that be preventing deforestation or improving agricultural practices to reduce carbon.
Reducing Industry and Urban Areas' Dependence on Carbon
Industry and urban areas are hugely dependent on carbon. We work with stakeholders to find solutions that will reduce this dependence. Whether we are assessing shipping yards and fuel alternatives or looking at the impacts of green buildings, we provide compelling evidence that enables the strongest decisions to reduce carbon.