When most people think about how to tackle climate change, they think about changing how we produce and use energy. But according to our analysis, natural systems can store about a quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This can be done by protecting, restoring and altering the way we use our forests, grasslands, wetlands and working lands – using solutions already available to us today. By maximizing the ability of nature to better absorb and store carbon, as well as increase the climate resilience of communities, we will also ensure more vibrant and diverse forests, grasslands, wetlands and mangroves, more food and water security for communities and more habitat for animals and plants. The benefits are clear, multi-faceted, and dramatic.