What is Climate-Smart Conservation?
Climate smart conservation
strategies and actions specifically address impacts of climate change in
concert with existing threats and promote nature-based solutions to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and enhance carbon sinks.
- Enhance the benefits nature provides to people
such as clean air, fresh water, fisheries, recreation, and flood control.
- Improve the abilities of wildlife and people to
adapt to the rapidly changing climate.
Visit the California
Climate Commons Climate-Smart Conservation website to access:
- General guidance materials
- How-to materials and
- Software and online tools
Blue Conservation Science President and CEO, Ellie Cohen, provided an inspiring
closing presentation at the 2013 Ocean Climate Summit to set the stage for this
yearÕs theme (view her presentation
Climate Summit is a ÒClimate-SmartÓ event
The following list
highlights ways the Ocean Climate Summit organizers
are reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from this event:
announcement materials and summit proceedings distributed electronically.
offset options for travel to the summit provided on the website.
transportation options to the summit provided on the website.
for the summit provided by James Stanfield Catering, a local, Bay Area
caterer that specializes in sustainably produced, in-season, organic and
disposable plastic used at the event. Only biodegradable or re-usable
materials, including water glasses and pitchers instead of plastic water
- Organizers request attendees bring
their own water bottle and travel coffee mug to further increase the use
of re-usable products.
and recycling bins provided.
nametags printed on recycled paper, without the use of any plastic.
summit agenda printed using eco-friendly, 100% recycled, post-consumer
materials, and sustainable processes. A. Maciel Printing sends electronic
proofs, uses chemistry-free printing plates, soy inks, soy varnishes, and
their printing shop runs on 100% wind power.