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New science Supported by Viresco Solutions reveals nature can deliver immediate impact in Canada’s fight to tackle the climate crisis

Viresco Solutions Dr. Brian McConkey joined experts from 16 institutions including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Clark University, Cornell University, Ducks Unlimited Canada,  Hakai Institute, McGill University, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, University of Vermont, University of Waterloo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of British Columbia to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the potential of nature to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. The estimates include the cost per tonne of CO2e mitigation as well as an assessment of the uncertainty associated with the mitigation estimates.


Natural Climate Solutions are actions to protect, better manage and restore nature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Combined with cutting fossil-fuel use, boosting energy efficiency and accelerating clean-energy innovation, Natural Climate Solutions offer powerful and cost-effective ways to tackle the climate crisis.

New science led by Nature United with 16 other research institutions shows that Natural Climate Solutions can reduce Canada’s emissions by up to 78 megatonnes of CO2e annually in 2030. The study was peer-reviewed and published in Science Advances.

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