GreenBiz, a publication focused on environmental issues – with particular focus on climate change, social change, equity, inclusion and sustainability – recently featured an article written by Jennifer Brunton, WSP USA national ecosystem restoration lead, on the importance of using natural solutions to address the climate crisis.
The world faces at least 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming before 2050. The climate crisis is inextricably linked to biodiversity loss at unprecedented rates. One million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, many within decades.
The climate crisis and biodiversity loss are deeply interrelated. To effectively address these existential threats, it must be done in tandem. Good news! Innovation and action in the area of nature-based solutions is accelerating rapidly.
The United Nations declared 2021-2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, coinciding with the deadline to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists say is crucial for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
In her October 2021 article for GreenBiz, Brunton explains the importance of the UN initiative, and why it is critical we drive nature-based solutions to promote sustainability and resilience in ways that reflect science, economic drivers and political imperatives.
Read the full article.