Policy Roadmap

Natural Resources and 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. Prior development in our state and the resulting biodiversity loss has caused the loss of 90 percent of our coastal and inland wetlands, 99 percent of our riparian areas, and most of our native grasslands. In addition, many of our cities lack adequate greenspace and are designed in a way that harms biodiversity rather than helps it. This can and must change…