Protect our natural resources and improve climate resiliency

California’s is experiencing a biodiversity and nature crisis that has direct impacts on public health and our resiliency in a warmer world. The state’s natural and working lands, which are natural carbon sinks, are at risk of being a larger carbon emitter due to wildfires and land management practices that degrade ecosystems.

The nature crisis requires more than protecting existing open space. We must regreen and redesign our cities to support biodiversity and public health as well as repair and restore natural and native ecosystems. Solutions to implement in the next decade include protecting, restoring, and expanding public lands; expanding equitable access to nature; and improving wildfire resilience and prevention.