Statement by The Trust for Public Land on the IPCC Climate Report

August 9, 2021
WASHINGTON

“Today’s major climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds the alarm as clearly and loudly as possible,” said Diane Regas, president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land. “The climate crisis is driven by human actions, and if we want to stave off the worst impacts of the crisis, the window for meaningful action is shrinking. As an organization that works directly in diverse communities across the U.S., we have seen firsthand how climate-fueled wildfires, floods, and extreme heat are wreaking havoc. And this report makes clear – extreme weather events are likely to get worse in the coming years. It is imperative that we rise together to meet this monumental challenge and that we do everything we can to reduce emissions, drawdown and sequester carbon already in the atmosphere, and improve community resilience – particularly in our most vulnerable and underinvested neighborhoods that need access to parks and green space.”

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The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live within a 10-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org.