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We are a show about nature’s role in tackling climate change. A new industry is taking shape, and our goal is to host a candid, cross-disciplinary conversation on nature and its role in addressing climate change. We are three friends with diverse backgrounds who met in business school at Stanford and share a common interest in demystifying natural climate solutions. Together, we’ll unpack this growing field and connect the dots across the people and ideas shaping its future. Whether you work in the space already or are hearing the term “nature-based solution” for the first time, this show is for you. Join the conversation with industry juggernauts, environmental thought leaders, and entrepreneurs around the world who are operating at the frontier of nature-based solutions.

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We are a show about nature’s role in tackling climate change. A new industry is taking shape, and our goal is to host a candid, cross-disciplinary conversation on nature and its role in addressing climate change. We are three friends with diverse backgrounds who met in business school at Stanford and share a common interest in demystifying natural climate solutions. Together, we’ll unpack this growing field and connect the dots across the people and ideas shaping its future. Whether you work in the space already or are hearing the term “nature-based solution” for the first time, this show is for you. Join the conversation with industry juggernauts, environmental thought leaders, and entrepreneurs around the world who are operating at the frontier of nature-based solutions.

    Episode 02: Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute

    Episode 02: Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute

    In this episode, we discuss the importance of tropical forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and we take a tour of natural climate solutions over the years. Frances discusses the evolution of global programs to pay developing countries to protect against deforestation, the merits of conservation vs. tree planting, and her recent work around nature-based solutions as offsets in corporate sustainability strategies.
    In this episode, we touch on:
    - Non-carbon pathways through which forests help moderate the climate, and why “a ton is not a ton, is not a ton” of emissions abatement
    - Evolution of REDD+ over the years, and the importance of a jurisdictional (vs. project-based) approach to carbon crediting
    - Why both “climate world” and “development world” underinvest in natural climate solutions
    - Advice for corporate sustainability teams on how to think about offsets
    If Frances had a magic wand, how would she scale up natural climate solutions? In addition to reducing their own emissions, we need big corporate buyers to make forward commitments to paying good prices for jurisdictional-scale REDD+ credits that meet a high standard.
    Want to learn more? Check out these resources:
    - Consideration of Nature-Based Solutions as Offsets in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (Frances Seymour and Paige Langer, March 2021)
    - 3 Tips for Companies Navigating the Use of Carbon Credits from Nature (Frances Seymour and Paige Langer, March 2021) – WRI blog accompanying the working paper
    - Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) – developed TREES standard for ensuring environmental and social integrity on the supply side of REDD+ credits
    - Global Forest Review – Global Forest Watch (GFW)’s new website that provides insights on 2020 tree cover loss
    - 2021 Must Be a Turning Point for Forests. 2020 Data Shows Us Why (Frances Seymour, March 2021)
    - Seeing the Forests as well as the (Trillion) Trees in Corporate Climate Strategies (Frances Seymour, May 2020)
    - 4 Reasons Why a Jurisdictional Approach for REDD+ Crediting Is Superior to a Project-Based Approach (Frances Seymour, May 2020)
    - Reducing Tropical Deforestation (Frances Seymour and Nancy Harris, August 2019 in Science) – brief read on the drivers of tropical deforestation
    - Why Forests? Why Now? (2016)
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    More at: https://www.solvingclimatenaturally.com/
    Tell us what you think! solvingclimatenaturally@gmail.com
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    Episode recorded on: February 5, 2021

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    Episode 01: Max Nova, COO and Co-Founder at SilviaTerra

    Episode 01: Max Nova, COO and Co-Founder at SilviaTerra

    In this episode, we explore how technology is changing the way we measure, value, and drive natural climate solutions at scale. Max shares the story of SilviaTerra, discusses with us the importance of data in building functioning natural capital markets, and shares how SilviaTerra is using that data to build the Natural Capital Exchange, their forest carbon marketplace.
    In this episode, we touch on:
    - Translating data to change on the landscape
    - Role of markets versus government in resource management
    - Key factors in evaluating forest carbon impact
    - The time-value of carbon
    If Max had a magic wand, how would he scale-up natural climate solutions? Make sure governments get the rules right to actually change landowners’ behavior.
    Want to learn more? Check out these resources:
    - https://www.silviaterra.com/
    - SilviaTerra’s white paper on forest carbon economics
    - Blog post announcing Microsoft as SilviaTerra’s first NCAPX buyer
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    More at: https://www.solvingclimatenaturally.com/
    Tell us what you think! solvingclimatenaturally@gmail.com
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    Episode recorded on: December 5, 2020
    Note: Julia Osterman (co-host) now works at SilviaTerra but did not at the time of recording.

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