Nature-based solutions can help corporates, developers and landowners looking to deliver on their sustainability commitments.
What are nature-based solutions?
Nature-based solutions (NbS) work with nature to benefit both society and biodiversity. They protect, restore and manage ecosystems and can be used to sustainably manage agricultural land, forestry and our rivers and coastal waters. 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.
They provide a range of benefits, including enhanced biodiversity, flood alleviation, better livelihoods for local communities, and they contribute to greenhouse gas reductions, either by storing carbon or by preventing its release.
As governments commit to and prioritise the restoration of nature and biodiversity, a holistic, nature-based approach to development is rapidly becoming the key to success when it comes to moving development plans forward.