Seminar: A Cost-Effective and Common-Sense Approach to Climate ChangeJanuary 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)
Landscape scale reforestation is proven, cost effective and shovel-ready; indeed, forests are the most effective carbon sinks on earth. With reforestation we can reduce global warming by 0.5Â°C by the end of the century. Restore the Earthâ€™s 1 million acre reforestation in the Mississippi River Basin â€“North Americaâ€™s Amazon, reduces the U.S. climate footprint by 2 percent, generating $12 billion in environmental, economic, and social value while also producing 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions reduction. Working with nature and reforesting at landscape scale is the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal to curb our carbon emissions and address climate change.
Taylor Marshall is Director of Sustainable Programs with Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc., where she is responsible for working alongside the Foundationâ€™s private and public partners to deliver â€œon the groundâ€ restoration of 1 million acres of forests and wetlands in the Mississippi River Basin. As an expert in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), she worked with The Water Institute of the Gulf to develop and promote community-based approaches to protecting and restoring the Gulf coast from storm risk and land loss and enhancing community resilience to such risks. Previously, she served as Program Director with the American Council on Renewable Energy. Taylor has dedicated her professional life to identifying and promoting solutions to environmental issues and opportunities both nationally and internationally.
Free, open to the public
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus
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