Need advice on carbon offsetting & biodiversity conservation?
It's the UN decade of ecological restoration. We have considerably altered our planet, but negative impacts can still be halted and reversed. Countries, companies, private people and organisations thrive to minimise their environmental footprint and are taking action to store carbon via reforestation & restoration project.
The message is clear: First and foremost, companies, governments and private people need to reduce their environmental impacts. Then steps can be taken to 'compensate' for emissions or biodiversity losses through nature based solutions, such as reforestation or ecological restoration.
There's a myriad of restoration/reforestation providers out there, but can they achieve what they promise? Which one should you pick? Which one will make an impact, is transparent and aligned with biodiversity and carbon commitments?
I help to advice companies on how to approach this problem holistically, what projects to partner with, be it for carbon offsetting or other environmental commitments. To me it is paramount that restoration projects thrive to achieve the triple goals of biodiversity conversation, carbon storage & improvement of livelihoods!
My mission is to make sure that the right kind of restoration projects happen in the right place & for the right reasons. It's not all about tree planting, there's a plethora of ecosystems that we humans have degraded and that deserve restoration, from wetlands to grasslands, salt marshes to mountain habitats.
As an ecologist by training and restoration scientist, I have so far advised a handful or organisations, amongst other Zappistore and the German Rowing National team. Reach out to me to discuss potential steps & opportunities. I will provide 60min of initial free consulting and we can see where we take it from there!
Now it's your opportunity to be part of #GenerationRestoration.
Check out these key resources to learn about ecosystem restoration
Primer of Ecological Restoration
One of the best textbooks ever written on restoration. Prof. Karen Holl provides a broad, yet concise overview of restoration management and underpinning ecological principles with case studies and online materials.
UN decade of restoration
The United Nations have made a commitment to restore 350mio ha globally in the decade ahead. Browse this website to access resources, join restoration events or become a partner of this massive international effort.
10 Golden rules for reforestation
The most comprehensive piece of advice ever written on the topic. It highlights 10 key points to consider when reforesting ecosystems and should serve as a universal guideline for practitioners & partners.