California Accelerates Nature-Based Solutions to Achieve Climate Targets and Reduce Wildfire Risk

May 2024: Nature-based solutions (NBS) harness the power of nature to build California’s resilience to future climate-driven extremes, protect communities from the climate crisis, and remove carbon from our atmosphere. On April 22, California released its NBS climate targets which sets ambitious targets for wildfire risk reduction, including scaling up the state’s utilization of beneficial fire and other fuel reduction activities, as well as reducing community wildfire risks. NBS targets are tailored to California’s varied and unique landscapes, with goals to promote healthy landscapes and restore historic fire regimes. NBS climate targets align with goals in California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.