Nature-based Climate Solutions and Biodiversity Conservation (Day 2)

Date & Time Apr 04 2023 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
399 Ruehl Family Room
David Wilcove
Lian Pin Koh
Christopher Crawford (Princeton)
Timothy Searchinger (Princeton)
Jeffrey Smith (Princeton)
Sreekar Rachakonda (NUS)
Eve Beaury (Princeton)
Michael Oppenheimer (Princeton)
Audience Restricted to Princeton University

The world faces two inescapable, major environmental crises: the loss of biodiversity and global climate change. This workshop will bring together researchers from C-PREE at Princeton University and the Centre for Natural Climate Solutions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to investigate how the world might simultaneously tackle both crises via the deployment of natural climate solutions.  

Portions of this workshop will be open to the Princeton University community, including most presentations of research. If you are interested in attending portions of the workshop, please RSVP here to let us know which you will attend.



9:00-9:30 AM
Summary of Day 1 by the co-organizers, Prof. David Wilcove (Princeton University) and Prof. Lian Pin Koh (National University of Singapore)

Morning Sessions: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

  • 9:30-10:00a: Biodiversity implications of cropland abandonment, Chris Crawford (Princeton)
  • 10:00-10:30a: Mistakes and misconceptions about nature-based climate solutions, Tim Searchinger (Princeton)
  • 10:30-11:00am: Harnessing nature-based climate solutions for biodiversity: Projecting the dual impacts of land-use change and climate stabilization, Jeffrey Smith (Princeton)

Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

  • 1:30-2:00p: Opportunities for mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss by effectively managing existing protected areas, Sreekar Rachakonda (NUS)
  • 2:00-2:30p: Mapping society’s choices for deploying land-based climate solutions, Eve Beaury (Princeton)