Spotlight on Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based solutions (NbS) work with nature to benefit both society and biodiversity. And with so much to be gained, its no surprise that governments and businesses are starting to prioritise NbS as they strive to achieve their sustainability targets. 

But what do we mean by nature-based solutions? Should you be factoring them into your sustainability plans? And if so, which one would make the most difference?

Over the next few months we'll be putting a spotlight on different NbS in a series of short videos to explain them in more detail.  

What are nature-based solutions?

Nature-based solutions harness the power of nature to tackle a number of societal issues. They include initiatives to protect and enhance our existing ecosystems such as tree planting schemes and peatland or seagrass restoration projects. They also include urban interventions and masterplanning design to build in green spaces such as green roofs, pocket parks, rain gardens and planting more urban trees. 

Typical nature-based solutions include:

  • Upland and lowland peat restoration
  • Woodland planting
  • Rewilding
  • Wetlands and reedbeds
  • Natural Flood management (NFM) solutions
  • Seagrass and salt marsh restoration.

Spotlight on: Peatlands

Peatlands play a vital role in a sustainable future. As the largest, natural terrestrial carbon store across the globe, when they get damaged, they become a major source of GHG emissions. Watch our short video to learn more about Peatlands and why their protection and restoration is so important.

 

 

Project Profile: The Living Bog

Our team are providing hydrology services to Ireland's largest ever EU LIFE-funded raised bog restoration project. 

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Coming soon: Seagrass and Saltmarshes

Coastal and marine ecosystems are a powerful tool in the fight against climate change. Seagrass and saltmarshes sequester carbon and have huge offsetting potential. 

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Project Profile: Cockburn Sound

We have been working with the Cockburn Sound Management Council on the Long-Term Monitoring of Seagrass Communities initiative.

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How can nature-based solutions help me?

Nature-based solutions can help corporates, land owners and developers achieve their sustainability targets. If you're a business or developer looking to tackle unavoidable emissions, our team of carbon assessors and sustainability experts can help you weigh up the pros cons of offsetting so you can make an informed decision about whether its right for you. If you are considering your lands potential for offsetting, we can bring together a team of ecologists and landscape architects to deliver a robust assessment to determine carbon sequestration potential. 

 

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