With the pressure on to reach net zero, a rapidly increasing number of businesses are turning their attention to carbon reduction strategies. As a direct result, offsetting solutions are becoming increasingly sought after which puts landholders in a unique position.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) help to improve biodiversity and restore ecosystems. They are also one of our greatest weapons in the fight against climate change. Through carbon sequestration, NbS effectively and efficiently absorb carbon and store it, mitigating the effects of climate change.
Typical nature-based solutions include:
Nature-based solutions deliver numerous benefits for land holders, they can:
Our ecologists and landscape architects deliver a robust assessment to determine the carbon sequestration potential of your land. Our assessment will detail your carbon credits, natural capital benefits, flood risk reductions, nutrient improvements and potential biodiversity net gain credits through habitat creation.
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. But the Government’s recent announcement, setting out plans to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change is a crucial step forward in restoring nature and safeguarding the environment for the future. Director of Ecology, Mike Barker looks at the implications for developers and landowners moving forward.
As the spotlight on the climate crisis intensifies, policy makers are driving measures to restore nature and safeguard the environment for the future.
Dr Hugh Cushnan discusses how ongoing efforts to restore Irish peatlands aim to go above and beyond achieving net zero carbon.
In their recent report on climate change, the Environmental Agency’s prevailing message is morbid: 'Adapt or die'. Our environmental specialists explore how our approach to climate change must be refined for us to see significant and promising progress in reducing the built environment's harm to the planet.
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