UPDATE: Thanks to the support of activists and partners, this critical climate bill has passed both houses and is headed to Governor Newsom’s desk to sign into law.

Nature-based carbon removal can draw down past climate pollution from the atmosphere while helping California improve water security and contain the spread of wildfires. 

AB 1757 (C. Garcia and Rivas) requires state agencies to set targets for removing past carbon emissions from the atmosphere through nature-based methods. Natural carbon removal is proven, scalable, and cost-effective. Solutions like greening urban areas, planting trees and shrubs near crops, applying compost to farmland, and restoring wetlands are environmentally just and are informed by traditional ecological knowledge. These methods are critical to addressing the climate crisis at the necessary speed and scale.