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Climate Change & Nature

Aotearoa

Protect.  Restore.  Thrive.

Climate Change & Nature

Protect.  Restore.  Thrive.

Thirty-four countries including Aotearoa have declared a climate emergency.

In 2021, the UN launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration because nature-based solutions must triple by 2030 to counter the climate and environmental crises.

To help us respond to these emergencies, this website features 3 sections:

    Thirty-four countries including Aotearoa have declared a climate emergency. This year, the UN launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration because nature-based solutions must triple by 2030 to counter the climate and environmental crises.

    To help us respond to these emergencies, this website features 3 sections:

    We would love to share what you’re doing in ‘your places’ too, please contact: manager@braid.org.nz.


    Our goal: help everyone protect and restore our natural ecosystems so that we can all thrive in a changing climate


    It’s time to be on the right side of history.” – Dr Rod Carr; Chair Climate Change Commission

    We do not need sustainability. Instead, we desperately need restoration.” – Arohanui West; Te Arawa Climate Change Strategy

    Explainers

    With a focus on Canterbury, this site includes resources relevant to all of Aotearoa.
     

    Instructions for interactive graphs (Credit: The 2°Institute.)

    • Mouse over anywhere on the graphs to see the changes over the last thousand years.
    • To see time periods of your choice, hold your mouse button down on one section then drag the mouse across a few years, then release it.
    • To see how this compares to the past 800,000 years, click on the ‘time’ icon on the top left.
    • To return the graphs to their original position, double-click the time icon.
    • The annual ups and downs in the graph are because plants accumulate carbon in the spring and summer and release some back to the air in autumn and winter. As the northern hemisphere has more land and more plants, carbon dioxide levels go up in winter because plants become less productive. Annual measurements of carbon dioxide are an average of these ups and downs.
    Instructions for interactive graphs (Credit: The 2°Institute.)

    • Mouse over anywhere on the graphs to see the changes over the last thousand years.
    • To see time periods of your choice, hold your mouse button down on one section then drag the mouse across a few years, then release it.
    • To see how this compares to the past 800,000 years, click on the ‘time’ icon on the top left.
    • To return the graphs to their original position, double-click the time icon.
    • The annual ups and downs in the graph are because plants accumulate carbon in the spring and summer and release some back to the air in autumn and winter. As the northern hemisphere has more land and more plants, carbon dioxide levels go up in winter because plants become less productive. Annual measurements of carbon dioxide are an average of these ups and downs.