Achieving Canada’s climate goals require Natural Climate Solutions. Indigenous communities in Canada are leading the implementation of Natural Climate Solutions that harness Indigenous values, ways of being, and governance, while creating real carbon emissions reductions that can contribute to Canada’s climate targets. This webinar, provided by Wahkohtowin Development and Ecotrust Canada, will focus on the ways that Indigenous communities are leading Natural Climate Solutions and how governments in Canada can support this leadership. We will share a short presentation, Q&A panel discussion, and end with questions from the audience.
The federal government’s new climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, includes a Natural Climate Solutions Fund as a critical component to climate action. Wahkohtowin Development and Ecotrust Canada prove how Indigenous-led Natural Climate Solutions align with Indigenous values of land stewardship through improved forest management and conservation – enabling job creation and self-governance by Indigenous communities. Natural Climate Solutions provide opportunities to harness carbon value on the landscape, while Indigenous communities create alternative economies and land governance practices.