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Nature-based solutions

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

To solve the problems of biodiversity loss and climate change, we first need to recognise an incontrovertible scientific fact: Earth provided us with a complex interlinked life support system, one where natural ecosystems played a pivotal role in regulating the climate. And it came free of charge. No amount of tech or money is going to replace the efficiency of natural ecosystems, so let’s think differently: protect what’s left of our life-support system, fix what we broke, and replace much of what we took. We know this will work because our life-support system worked perfectly well before we broke it.

We’re just beginning the ‘our places‘ section. You can help by letting us known about your project: manager@braid.org.nz

Nature-based solutions

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

To solve the problems of biodiversity loss and climate change, we first need to recognise an incontrovertible scientific fact: Earth provided us with a complex interlinked life support system where natural ecosystems played a pivotal role in regulating the climate. And it came free of charge. No amount of tech or money is going to replace the efficiency of natural ecosystems, so let’s think differently: Protect what’s left of our life-support system, fix what we broke, and replace much of what we took. We know this will work because our life-support system worked perfectly well before we broke it.

We’re just beginning the our places‘ section. You can help by letting us known about your project: manager@braid.org.nz

Explainers

Future generations would magically fix the problem

Reducing emissions through renewable energy is Part A of the plan.

Part B is to keep adding more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere until 2050, and then figure out how to remove 8 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, every single year (and that figure is just based on what we put there; it doesn’t include the greenhouse gasses that nature is now releasing). And we have to guarantee safely storing it underground (negative emissions). However, to date, many companies are touting ‘negative emissions tech’ as a fuel alternative, that is, they’re burning it and shoving it straight back into the atmosphere. That’s not fixing the problem. They call it ‘recycling’, but it’s really passing the problem to the next generation.