Urban Greening Goal 3: Sequester carbon through land stewardship

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Carbon sequestration

CR 3.1: Become a net zero community through urban- and landscape-scale sequestration projects

Carbon sequestration draws down atmospheric carbon, storing it instead in the soil and vegetation. Land stewardship practices, whether in agriculture or forestry, parks, stream corridors or rights of way, have astounding potential to sequester carbon, restore soil, retain water and improve ecosystem health. To become a net zero community, urban- and landscape-scale sequestration
projects will complement mitigation measures related to energy generation, buildings and transportation.

Equity considerations/opportunities

Land stewardship will contribute to community resilience, the productivity of urban agriculture and orchards, and community beautification.

  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation