Agricultural engineering professor Ben Runkle has co-authored a report by leading ecosystem scientists and policy experts, calling for a scientific approach to nature-based climate solutions in the United States.

The report is the result of dozens of scientists and policy experts gathering in Washington, D.C., in June to confront the consequences of climate change and ensure scientific footing for nature-based climate solutions.

The report reviews the current knowledge in the field and offers a multidisciplinary plan for the science, tools and technologies needed to support a policy that will mitigate the effects of climate change.

The researchers are calling for a roughly $1 billion investment in science and infrastructure development to ensure nature-based climate solutions are robust and credible, that ground-based experiments and monitoring inform rigorously benchmarked maps, model predictions and protocol evaluations.

Read the full article about nature-based climate solutions at Environmental News Network.