There are all kinds of technologies, from carbon capture and sequestration to artificial trees, being proposed to deal with the climate crisis. But this raises an important question: is more technology the best way to tackle a problem that has been created by technology?
Our friends at A Rocha have produced an important paper outlining how we might use nature itself to bring the climate change problem under control:
Nature-based Solutions are approaches that work with and enhance nature on land and sea, providing benefits for both human wellbeing and biodiversity, to address societal challenges including climate change. Nature-based Solutions to climate change can both avoid greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sinks on land and in the sea as well as build resilience and aid adaptation to climate change for both nature and people.