Mitigation

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Creating solutions to mitigate climate change

Everyone has a role in determining our future climate through carbon sequestration and by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Through climate change mitigation strategies and new technologies, communities and organizations are changing where and how they build, live, and travel.

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Nature-based solutions


The regenerative properties of the natural world aid in reducing greenhouse gases. Nature-based solutions involve protecting and increasing forests, wetlands, mangroves, and coral reefs. These areas act as a buffer against climate change, benefit human health, and provide additional ecosystems for other species.

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Marine life is key to the carbon cycle

Marine life is key to the carbon cycle

Our underwater neighbors help keep carbon out of the atmosphere. By absorbing carbon dioxide, the actions of marine life play a central role in the global carbon cycle.

Learn how marine life helps
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Planting a climate-resilient forest

Planting a climate-resilient forest

After the devastating 2018 fire in Paradise, California, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set out to map a climate-informed restoration plan.

Read about BLM’s plans

Sustainable energy


Companies are taking steps toward climate change mitigation by transitioning to renewable power sources such as wind, solar, hydrogen, and geothermal energy. As we look forward, our goals should be to achieve greater energy efficiency, security, and environmental protection to provide long-term sustainability.

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Kentucky maps renewable energy sites

Kentucky maps renewable energy sites

GIS is empowering Kentucky to find safe, effective sites for new solar energy projects while protecting local communities and the environment.

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Not all hydrogen is created equal

Not all hydrogen is created equal

Green hydrogen is the most sustainable method of producing hydrogen. Hydrogen could meet nearly a quarter of the world’s energy needs by 2050, but producing green hydrogen will be costly if producers don’t learn from energy industry peers.

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Cleaner transportation


Modern organizations recognize the need to transition to cleaner technologies to mitigate climate change. They must also address transportation challenges and create new mobility options. Smart planners are leveraging ArcGIS to create the clean, multi modal transportation systems of the future.

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Electric vehicle resource kit and planning hub

Electric vehicle resource kit and planning hub

Communities, organizations, and stakeholder groups can learn more about what is going on with electric vehicles (EV) and EV infrastructure in Southeast Michigan by using the region's resource kit and planning hub.

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Micromobility project

Micromobility project

The City of Tempe wanted to reduce its dependence on automobiles, and have a balanced transportation system that provides mobility for those who do not have vehicles.

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Smarter and healthier cities


The built environment contributes over 35 percent of global energy usage and nearly 40 percent of annual global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Communities, businesses, and residents can each have a role in mitigating climate change in their choices of where to build, the materials used in construction and renovation, and the type of energy they choose to use.

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Air pollution and climate change

Air pollution and climate change

Indoor air pollution and open-air burning are huge issues that impact residents inside and outside their homes. This map explores the realities within the Stockton AB 617 community.

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Rebuild and re-energize

Rebuild and re-energize

Colorado has undertaken an action-oriented, ambitious, and substantive planning process on climate leadership, pollution reduction, and a clean energy transition.

Read about the action plan

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