• Enhance the ability of the land to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gases.
• Build resilience in ecosystems and communities.
• Provide public health and ecosystem co-benefits.
• Create economic opportunities for agri-business, recreation, and tourism.
• Ensure implementation of any action is socially equitable.
The expert stakeholders mentioned above are supporting this initiative. They were divided into six Land Sector Subcommittees for the development of this report. Click on each sector below for more information.
Implementation of nature-based solutions across North Carolina requires focused, coordinated efforts. Some solutions begin working in a short timeframe, such managing trees in urban areas, where the carbon and soil benefits are realized quickly. Others, such as wetland restoration, may take decades to fully realize the carbon and ecosystem co-benefits. Due to the time required to restore a functional green infrastructure that mitigates the impacts of climate change and sequesters carbon, the implementation must start now across North Carolina, on a large-scale.
Expert Stakeholders that participated in the development of the Action Plan are currently working toward implementing these recommendations. NWL leads will continue to coordinate implementation efforts by state agencies and other stakeholders.