The U.S. is re-entering international climate change diplomacy at a critical moment. After a year of record-setting climate events, President Biden has placed climate change on the top of his agenda. He has named experienced climate leaders to key White House positions, rejoined the Paris agreement, and enacted a raft of executive orders focused on combatting the climate crisis across the United States and around the world.
In addition to land-based solutions, the ocean and coastal ecosystems play a key role in reducing emissions and building resilience to climate impacts that we are already facing. As the U.S. moves to update its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and restore global leadership on environmental issues, it should lead and promote and implement coastal resilience and nature-based solutions to combat the climate crisis, safeguard ecosystems, and build a more resilient future.
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