The U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA) Impact Partnership is an innovative model for delivering targeted technical assistance to states to achieve their most ambitious climate and clean energy priorities. Impact Partners are invited by the U.S. Climate Alliance based on their specialized expertise, and work hand-in-hand with states to provide demand-driven technical, analytical, and other support to Climate Alliance states through our initiatives. Together, we aim to accelerate and scale up implementation of climate action, delivering substantial positive impacts to our communities, economies and the climate.
American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since 1980, AFT's innovative work has helped to permanently protect more than 6.5 million acres of farmland and ranchland and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more. AFT’s Farmers Combat Climate Change initiative is focused on reducing the conversion of agricultural land to development and promoting smart growth; increasing the use of climate-smart conservation cropping systems; and building support for policies that help agriculture mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
AFT is one of the first US Climate Alliance Impact Partners and will assist Alliance states in developing effective policies and programs to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases on agricultural lands while improving farm resiliency and productivity. This will ensure that agriculture realizes its potential as an essential and significant element of state plans to combat climate change. AFT will provide the following assistance: identify and prioritize additional agriculture pathways and develop national level agriculture practice menu; conduct a comparative state policy assessment and produce a policy toolkit for agricultural lands; use AFT’s 2018 Farms Under Threat analysis, mapping and projections to estimate carbon sequestration potential on ag lands; and convene agricultural and conservation experts in key Alliance states to gather and share knowledge.
Contact: Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Climate Initiative Director / firstname.lastname@example.org
American Forests is the nation’s first forest conservation organization, established in 1875. American Forests works to create healthy and resilient forests across North America, from cities to wilderness, by providing leadership in science, forest restoration, and public policy. As convener of the Forest-Climate Working Group, American Forests leads collaboration across the U.S. forest sector to overcome climate change threats to forests and increase forest contributions to climate action.
American Forests and our partners in the USCA Impact Partnership for Natural & Working Lands are honored to help empower Alliance leadership on Natural and Working Lands by hosting Learning Labs that bring together state policymakers with scientists, foresters, carbon investors and other experts across the U.S. forest sector. These dynamic events and other technical materials and tools we are developing help the Alliance draw on the most innovative and powerful forest-climate solutions.
Contact: Rebecca Turner, Chief of Staff / Rturner@americanforests.org
Founded in 2009, C-AGG is the leading US multi-stakeholder organization focused on creating voluntary, market-based and incentive-based sustainable agriculture and climate change solutions for farmers, ranchers and society. Our collaborative forum catalyzes change by overcoming challenges and sharing successes to build consensus and promote development of science-based policies, programs, tools and methodologies and decision support systems.
C-AGG's trusted multi-stakeholder forum offers opportunities to constructively engage the agricultural sector and the agricultural value chain to actively participate and support the work of the US Climate Alliance Impact Partnership for Natural and Working Lands. Agricultural sector participation in the development of policies and programs targeted at the sector can ensure local relevance, achieve necessary political buy-in and adoption, and help to scale impacts more quickly. With innovative tools and opportunities, farmers and ranchers can combat climate change while continuing to become more efficient, productive and sustainable—and more profitable. C-AGG also supports this work by serving as a co-chair of the USCA Impact Partnership for Natural & Working Lands.
Contact: Debbie Reed, Executive Director / email@example.com
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.
Contact: Tim Sullivan, Climate Director, North American Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.
The Trust for Public Land is helping to empower state climate action leadership in the land sector with the innovative approaches and technical capacities. The Trust for Public Land is pursuing new and innovative public policies and funding for natural climate solutions - conservation, restoration, and improved land management actions designed to curtail greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon dioxide in forests and forest products, grasslands, agricultural soils, and wetlands. Additionally, The Trust for Public Land’s Geographic Information Systems team is working to identify the best parcels of land in Climate Alliance states that can sequester and store carbon. This information will help the U.S. Climate Alliance to prioritize conservation and restoration investments, strategies, and projects, documenting progress in promoting natural climate solutions.
Contact: Linda Orel, Senior Conservation Finance Director / Linda.Orel@tpl.org
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a fact-based, non-partisan policy research organization. WRI goes beyond research to put ideas into action, working with governments, businesses, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people’s lives. As a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance Impact Partnership, WRI is helping states to protect and enhance carbon sequestration across natural and working lands and to evaluate the implications of deep decarbonization scenarios.
Contact: James S. Mulligan, Associate II / email@example.com