Climate Change is a complex problem that requires a widespread system of changes. There is no one solution that can halt the human induced changes that are happening in our weather patterns. Our modern lifestyles need to evolve into conscious consumption, legislation needs to be introduced to encourage more Earth friendly policy driven actions and new economic models need to evolve that set the correct sustainable value of our natural capital and assess costs in terms of the planet’s regenerative power. While It is of paramount importance to plant more trees and restore damaged eco-systems while following scientific methods that encourage biodiversity and not mono cultures., It is equally critically important to preserve our exisiting natural capital, which is under constant threat of degradation or destruction.
We are inspired by the UN-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) which states:
“Deforestation and forest degradation account for approximately 11% of carbon emissions, more than the entire global transportation sector and second only to the energy sector. Halting and reversing deforestation could deliver up to 30% of the climate solution, making forests one of the most cost effective and immediate solutions to climate change”