Indigenous Peoples are critical to the success of nature-based solutions to climate change
Justine Townsenda, Faisal Moola, and
Mary-Kate Craig

Nature-based solutions to climate change could enable 30-40% of the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions required to keep warming capped below 2°C by 2030. These solutions include planting forests and protecting carbon-rich ecosystems. Findings from a Metcalf-funded workshop that convened Indigenous leaders with environmental organizations and researchers support the literature indicating that nature-based solutions are more likely to succeed when Indigenous Peoples are involved.

This paper, published in summer 2020 in FACETS, a multidisciplinary open access science journal, summarizes key learnings from the workshop and highlights the critical role of Indigenous Peoples in advancing nature-based climate solutions.