Conserving 30% of U.S. lands by 2030 creates climate benefits on par with eliminating emissions from U.S. commercial air travel
Climate impacts associated with achieving a 30x30 goal and current domestic air travel
Center for American Progress
Source:Author's calculations for protecting and restoring nature using data from peer-reviewed studies on the climate benefits of nature. (see Methodology in the issue brief) For commercial air travel emissions, see 2017 data in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "U.S. Transportation Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 1990–2017" (Washington: 2019), available at https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100WUHR.pdf.