Register interest and support for nature-based solutions
Using Nature-based solutions to protect and restore our catchment (Richmond River Catchment)
This is a place to collect names and contacts of people interested in supporting the use of nature-based solutions (NBSs) to resolve some of our critical environmental concerns in our catchment, this includes: flood risk management, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, managing food security etc. For this to happen, we'll need to tackle many challenges, this includes improving research and our understanding of NBSs, securing funding to implement NBS and convincing Government and public and private organisations that this is the way forward!
What are Nature-Based Solutions?
Nature-based solutions are a collection of actions that utilise or mimic natural processes to solve economic, social, and environmental issues. The most important and distinguishable feature of NBSs is that a single NBS will often provide an extensive range of benefits. For example, a tree planted to provide shade will also remove carbon from the atmosphere, provide habitat and food for animals, clean air to breathe, and visual amenity (i.e. they look good). The provision of co-benefits is a feature that commonly makes NBSs a comparatively more cost-effective solution than socio-economic or ‘hard’ engineered approaches.
Please register your interest, and provide a response of how you can contribute to the cause.
Lindy, Jeremy and Mitch