To mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity and build resilience into ecosystems, many people point to the promise of nature-based solutions. This refers to ways to conserve, restore, or better manage the environment by removing CO2 from the atmosphere, such as through forest regrowth or the restoration of coastal wetlands. However, there are barriers to scaling up these solutions, notably a lack of awareness as to their effectiveness and how the system of carbon credits works.
How do nature-based solutions work in a variety of contexts, from agriculture and marine ecosystems to forestry? What is the role of carbon credits and how can programs grow while ensuring high standards of quality? How can partnerships with local communities and stakeholders be further strengthened? And what role can technical innovations play so that nature-based solutions realize their fullest potential?
Meet your speakers:
Co-Founder and CEO
Global lead, Thriving Nature
Senior forest policy officer - Climate change
Principal, Policy and Insights