The Brown Family Farm: Building Resilience & Legacy
(Part 1 of 2)

Building Farm Resilience

In June, the US Farmer Inclusion Team welcomed Patrick Brown as our new Director of Farmer Inclusion. As a fourth-generation farmer, farm manager of his family’s farm, and active advocate for sustainable and profitable farming among Black farmers, Patrick is a jack of all trades and excited to continue his work through Nature For Justice. […]

Climate Justice Additionality Defined

The Concept of additionality: The concept of climate justice additionality originates from the fields of climate finance and climate change mitigation. This notion emphasizes that intervention strategies should not exclusively focus on the reduction and offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, they should also consider the social and environmental implications on communities that are disproportionately […]

Our Focus: Communities and Project Integrity

Project Integrity

Nature For Justice has engaged with hundreds of nonprofits, civil society groups, businesses, and communities of faith who work at the local level, most of whom have reached out to us to learn about Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and the opportunity to access funds for launching their own NbS projects. These climate project proponents represent hundreds […]

Best Practices In Creating and Leading Nature-based Solutions Projects

Nature-based Solutions

Admittedly, upfront, this is our take on what constitutes best practices when it comes to creating and leading Nature-based Solution (NbS) projects with local partners. These partners have existing trust networks and have aggregated landowners pursuing resilience in the face of our changing climate. (BTW, coming soon will be a detailed look at how we […]

US Farmer Inclusion Meeting Updates and Take-Aways

Farmer Inclusion - BIPOC

This past April, Nature For Justice (N4J) met with 10 organizations and eight farm owners to discuss our U.S. Farmer Inclusion Program and receive input on improving our strategy. N4J aims to be additive in the agriculture justice space and strengthen climate resilience among Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color (BIPOC). During our discussion, […]

Seagrass, A Climate Fighting Super Power

Seagrass meadow and crab

Often missed and unnoticed by many people are vast meadows of seagrasses growing in our oceans. Seagrasses are believed to have first appeared about 100 million years ago and evolved from terrestrial plants that adapted to life in marine environments. They grow only in salty or brackish water and are rooted into the sediment of […]

Regenerative Agriculture & Resilient Food Systems: 7 Important Examples

At Nature For Justice (N4J), we’re working with global and local partners to lay the foundation for climate justice. Regenerative agriculture and resilient food systems refer to holistic approaches to agriculture that prioritize ecosystem health, biodiversity, and soil regeneration. They aim to build resilience and sustainability into food production by promoting regenerative practices, reducing resource […]

Building a Strong Foundation for Climate Justice: Learnings and Insights

Climate Justice

At Nature For Justice (N4J), we’re working with global and local partners to lay the foundation for climate justice. Our work is evolving quickly: Across several African countries, we are building partnerships to identify and support carbon projects that (1) deploy nature-based solutions (NbS) and (2) channel meaningful benefits for participating communities. We are currently […]

Celebrating Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023, Biodiversity is Today's Capital

Preserving Our Planet: Blue Carbon, Biodiversity, and Biodiversity Credits   The Role of Blue Carbon Blue carbon refers to the carbon captured and stored by the world’s oceans, coastal ecosystems, and wetlands. These ecosystems absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their soil, roots, leaves, and branches. Blue carbon’s presence in marine […]

What Makes Nature for Justice Unique

April Jones

Nature for Justice was created in 2020 to address what we perceived to be the asymmetry in power between on-the-ground groups most affected by climate change and the investors, carbon developers, and companies that were taking advantage of unregulated carbon markets to develop inequitable benefit-sharing agreements. Our first thought was “Wait a second, without the natural […]

Leveraging Biodiversity Credits: An Important Catalyst for Sustainable Forestry Practices

On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the indispensable role forests play in nurturing life on Earth. These natural wonders provide countless species with habitat, function as vital carbon sinks, and contribute to our planet’s well-being. Despite their importance, deforestation and forest degradation persist as significant threats. Biodiversity credits offer a solution, encouraging sustainable forestry […]

5 Barriers to Entry in Nature-based Carbon Projects

Barriers to Entry

Nature for Justice’s (N4J) experience with the request for nature-based carbon project proposals in Africa, which we are also contemplating in Canada with First Nations, has generated an enormous amount of interest. Despite the holiday period in the U.S., we received over 70 proposals by mid-January. While many proposals did not meet the requirements for […]