Climate Change Mitigation Techniques

For the past decade Kevin Erwin has been contributing to the efforts of organizations such as Ramsar, IUCN and The American Carbon Registry providing expertise on wetland restoration and guidance on
estimating of baseline carbon stock changes from wetland restoration and leading to new wetlands restoration GHG methodologies.

  • Publication – The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism has the potential to provide nations with significant funding for forest restoration activities that contribute to climate change mitigation, sustainable management, and carbon stock enhancement. In order to stimulate and inform discussion on the role of ecological restoration within REDD+, Kevin Erwin worked with a team to outline opportunities for and challenges to using science-based restoration projects and programs to meet REDD+ goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon in forest ecosystems (link to article).

  • Publication – In the paper “Wetlands and global climate change: the role of wetland restoration in a changing world” (Springer), Kevin Erwin discusses how successful long term restoration and management of wetlands systems will hinge on how we choose to respond to the effects of climate change and how we choose priorities for restoration and research. Will enough water be available to rehabilitate currently damaged, water-starved wetland ecosystems? (link to article).