Along with local action and the courts, will these new investments
help protect against the effects of global warming?

Conservation investing to counter the effects of global warming may fill gaps from federal programs.Investments that seek measurable environmental benefits – in addition to financial returns – have been growing. Conservation investing includes private capital for sustainable food and fiber production, habitat protection, or clean water projects that aim to achieve environmental conservation objectives while also delivering a financial return.

Given the effects that warming is having on food and water across America, it’s good to hear that it’s profitable for private investors to tackle them. Maybe conservation investment can make up in part over the coming years for lower project funding from Washington.

And hey, I’m thinking maybe I can grow my family’s savings and shrink our local climate risks at the same time.