Research & Program Areas

restoration_linkRestoration     Restoring Forests, Soils, Grasslands, and Wetlands
WHRC scientists research and promote strategies that harness the power of nature to slow climate change. But these nature-based solutions can only be pursued if policy makers are equipped with sound science.

tropics_linkTropics     Preventing Tropical Deforestation
Tropical forests are an integral component of the global climate system, serving as massive terrestrial storehouses of carbon, cycling water, and serving as a home to rural communities and a vast diversity of species. WHRC scientists work in key tropical regions studying sustainable agriculture techniques and piloting green economic development strategies that prevent deforestation.

arctic_linkArctic     Global Impacts of a Warming Arctic
The threat of climate change in the Arctic is clear; warming is occurring twice as fast in this region than anywhere else. Consequences are already occurring through global sea level rise, widespread wildfires, permafrost thaw, and extreme weather.

education_link2Education     Education on the Front Lines of Climate Change
From permafrost thaw in the Arctic, to deforestation across the tropics, to changing agricultural practices, WHRC scientists are engaged in science, policy, and education through teaching and collaborating with researchers and local groups around the world.