Read below an excerpt by Mark Tercek from his interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and click on the link for the full Q&A.
The Nature Conservancy has long been an
important player in climate. Before I joined TNC, we were already a
global leader in forest carbon and in international climate
negotiations. We were a proud member of the United States Climate Action
Partnership and we're the only NGO member of the World Bank's Carbon
So we were already doing a lot. But in recent years, we've realized we need to do even more.
TNC is a science-based organization. And the science here is crystal
clear: Climate change is the number one threat to our mission. It
threatens all of our work going forward. And it threatens to undo much
of what we've accomplished in our 65-year history.