Fighting biodiversity loss and climate change
Canada is facing the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate breakdown. The decline of at-risk species is driven largely by habitat loss, which is also driving climate change: One-third of climate-change-causing greenhouse gas emissions result from the destruction of trees, ground cover, peatlands, and coastal plants and ecosystems. Nature-based climate solutions use the unique powers of nature to both capture and store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change, and safeguard species. WWF-Canada’s Nature and Climate Grant Program helps communities and Indigenous organizations restore degraded lands and shorelines in order to improve habitats and capture carbon.