The biodiversity crisis is now an absolute emergency. Nature has incalculable intrinsic value and yet the changes humans are making to the climate are driving mass extinctions across the planet. Biodiversity and functioning natural systems are key to our survival. We need to work with nature, not against it. It is vital that we learn about it and from it, that we do all we can to restore nature and make space for its many and varied forms to thrive, and that our nature-led solutions are built into carbon reduction plans, for the sake of humanity and life on earth.
Dramatic increases in the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are heating our planet and changing our climate. If we are to reduce our carbon emissions and free ourselves of our dependence on carbon, we need to change our ways. This includes how we live, work, eat, travel and play; what we produce, what we consume and how we deal with the consequences. Ultimately it is about what we prioritise, how we achieve social and generational justice and the quality of life we want for ourselves and future generations. We are interested in ideas that help us to decarbonise our society, before it is too late.
The climate crisis can only be fully addressed if we consider carbon reduction and nature restoration together. Our collective efforts to address the crises we face will be hugely undermined if we fail to recognise that they are co-contributors to the solutions we need.