Natural carbon sequestration removes past climate pollution from the atmosphere through soil and vegetation management and increases resilience to climate extremes like drought, heat, wildfires, floods, and sea-level rise. These practices can also enhance food security, biodiversity, public health, and environmental justice, and can even provide cost-effective alternatives to chemically-intensive agriculture techniques that pollute communities and endanger farmworkers.

The Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience Act of 2022 (AB 2649, C. Garcia) is a critical step toward implementing natural carbon sequestration practices at scale, paving the way toward a climate-safe future in California and beyond. The bill aims to set California’s first-ever statutory targets for naturally removing past climate pollution from the atmosphere. 

Send a message to California State Assembly Appropriations Chair Chris Holden in support of natural carbon sequestration today! Find more information about the bill below. See the coalition support letter with 60+ organizations here