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Nature-based Solutions

As the climate crisis deepens, we are becoming more aware of just how badly we have failed to respect our most precious asset: nature. We depend entirely on it for our food, our air, our water and our shelter, and yet, we have been neglecting and exploiting nature for decades, even centuries. Nature-based solutions (NbS) promise to redress the balance by restoring habitats and ecosystems.

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Alice Ritchie

Advantage champion

Alice Ritchie is the Climate Change and Water Lead at the leading membership organisation for farmers and landowners in the UK, representing 30,000 members who own or manage 10 million acres – over half the rural land in England and Wales. She advises members and the UK and Welsh governments on reaching net-zero, flood and drought resilience, nature-based solutions and water management and quality, influencing how these topics fit with post-Brexit agriculture policy. Alice previously worked for the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand on climate change, agriculture and forestry and is in the final year of an M. Sc in Global Food Security from the University of Edinburgh.

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Tackling two crises with one Nature-based Solution

February 26, 2024
The world is currently experiencing twin crises: The climate crisis, and its impacts on planetary…

The Pure Advantage of native forests

February 16, 2024
Native temperate rainforests once dominated Aotearoa, covering 82% of the land area. With successive waves…

Bridging the gap between the wisdom of our elders and the innovation of our youth

December 17, 2023
In the heart of Aotearoa, a movement is taking root, one that transcends generations and…

Why indigenous reforestation is a Treaty right – and the right thing to do

October 25, 2023
Māori leaders and landowners are in a prime position to help the Crown meet both…

New Zealand is currently on track for catastrophic runaway climate change: A call to arms

October 10, 2023
New Zealand is already facing severe consequences from climate change such as extreme rainfall events,…

Seizing the moment for New Zealand’s native forests

October 5, 2023
Climate delay and climate defeatism are just the latest manifestations of out-and-out climate denial, and…

Climate change – enough with the excuses

September 10, 2023
Māori leaders and landowners are in a prime position to help the Crown meet both…

Whio rescue shows why we should abandon the myth of reserves

November 14, 2022
The world is facing two massive, interlinked crises – biodiversity loss and climate change and…

Carbon mining – short term gain, long term pain

September 7, 2022
There is a new risk to you – the taxpayer – from the government’s recent…

Interwoven Land Use: Values and Principles

March 23, 2021
The ETS is proving effective in helping New Zealand reduce its net carbon emissions in…

The Conservation Estate

March 22, 2021
We all need to work together to protect and enhance our ngahere, ensuring Papatūānuku thrives.…

Healing our Markets with Better Facts

March 22, 2021
Can capitalism cool the planet? Nathalie Whitaker asks why native trees are so undervalued, and…

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