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Collin O’Mara and Lou Iglesias write about the benefits of nature-based solutions in The Hill.

The C3 Take
  • In 2021 climate-related disasters cost the United States $145 billion in damage and 688 lives lost.
  • Investments in nature-based solutions like marshlands, coastlines, and forests are a cost-effective way to reduce climate risks and protect people.
  • While investing in low-carbon energy is certainly a part of the solution, prioritizing nature-based solutions is one of the most effective, bipartisan tools that we have to increase climate resilience.

“Natural infrastructure solutions, as National Wildlife Federation Chief Scientist Bruce Stein laid out, are often not only more cost-effective than traditional gray infrastructure, but they also can endure and recover from disasters better than human-made structures.”

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