The World Resources Institute recently released a new article on the need for climate change strategies that achieve both climate change mitigation and adaptation, or low carbon resilience (LCR). ACT has been championing low carbon resilience since 2016, and we are excited by the World Resources Institute’s clear explanations of both the why and the how of LCR.

The article details five strategies that could be employed internationally, including the protection of coastal forests and wetland, promoting sustainable agroforestry, decentralizing energy distribution, improving mass transit, and securing Indigenous Peoples’ land rights. While these strategies are effective, the article states that many other strategies exist and “can accommodate different sectors, ecosystems, countries, and communities.” This is in line with the co-benefits achieved by LCR, which can provide in-roads to implementing low carbon resilience.

Read the full article here