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What are Nature-based Solutions (NbS)?

What are Nature-based Solutions (NbS)?

The protection and restoration of forests, mangroves, and coral reefs, the conservation or restoration of wetlands, or the creation of urban green spaces… the so-called Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are inspired and supported by nature to provide environmental, social and economic benefits. They also help build resilience. They bring nature and natural features as well as processes into cities, landscapes or seascapes - through locally adapted, resource-efficient and systemic interventions. Nature-based solutions are therefore supposed to benefit biodiversity and support the delivery of a range of ecosystem services. Preserving, managing, or even restoring ecosystems to meet today's societal challenges: such prospects offered by Nature-based Solutions are largely endorsed by Reforest‘Action. 

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Solutions fondées sur la Nature - NBS - Nature-Based Solutions - environnement - carbone - biodiversité - économie - entreprise - RSE - industrie - climat

What is a "Carbon Sink"?

What is a "Carbon Sink"?

A Carbon Sink – like plants, the ocean, and soil, are reservoirs that absorb more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere than they release. It refers to a process called "carbon sequestration": natural or artificial deposits created where carbon would be stored for various periods depending on the medium. In contrast, a carbon source would be anything releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than it absorbs – burning fossil fuels or volcanic eruptions, for example.

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carbon - carbon source - Carbon sink - carbon farming - sequestration

What is a "Carbon Budget"?

What is a "Carbon Budget"?

Like a household budget, climate scientists define the "Carbon budget" as the number of greenhouse gases that can be "spent" - or emitted, considering global warming. Exceeding this threshold could cause global temperatures to reach dangerous levels. Therefore, the carbon budget implies that we must change our activities to meet the predicted favorable scenarios.

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budget - carbon - CSR - net zero - industry - IPCC - Accord de Paris - Kyoto Protocol - émissions - réduction

A forest school to develop agroforestery models in Madagascar

Faced with one of the world’s worst environmental crises, Madagascar has lost 44% of its forest cover in just 60 years. L’École de la forêt, or forest school, was founded in partnership with Siel Bleu and 2400 Sourires and teaches children about environmental professions while promoting mindful and sustainable agriculture to help slow down climate change.

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Madagascar - agroforestery - sustainable shift - training - forest school

An urgent need for funding to restore and preserve forest ecosystems

At the current rate and funding, it will only be possible to intervene in 8 to 12% of the metropolitan area of forests by 2050. The French High Council for the Climate is thus sounding the alarm in its 2022 annual report entitled "Overcome the findings, implement the solutions," while he also draws up a severe inventory of the impacts of climate change in France. We must therefore act quickly in France as well as in the world - as also underlined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its "2022 Annual Report".

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FAO - forest degradation - forest ecosystem - ecosystem services - forest landscape restoration - forest resilience - agroforestery - investment - farmer - local community - Indigenous People - land rights - green revolution - economy

The fynbos biome: a vegetation treasure trove with unique flora

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Floral Kingdom, also known as the fynbos biome, stretches across the width of South Africa. It is a reserve for biodiversity and is home to invaluable flora including a myriad of endemic species. It is, however, threatened by the presence of invasive plants.

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South Africa - Cap Breede - Fynbos biome - flora - biodiversity - pyrophyte - active restoration

Native species used to regenerate Guizhou’s forests in China

As part of a strategy for reforestation and ecological preservation, the project to restore ecosystems in Guizhou province in south-east China moved to the next level in spring 2022. The aim is to restore biodiversity and the properties of local forests by planting more than one million trees by 2024. Let’s take a look back at the region’s history and the reforestation work done in the field.

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China - Guizhou - Restoration - farming - economic activities

Climate Week 2022: Reforest'Action participates in the dialogue on forest restoration

Invited by the World Economic Forum to participate in various events during the Climate Week as part of the Sustainable Development Impact meetings, Stéphane Hallaire, President of Reforest'Action, shared our expertise in reforestation and agroforestry. His presence in New York was also an opportunity to have bilateral meetings with major actors and funders of forest restoration.

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Climate Week - forest - reforestation - Agroforestry - Sustainable Development Impact - déforestation - Value chain

Blue Carbon Ecosystems: A “Nature-Based Solution” to fight Climate Change

Blue Carbon Ecosystems: A “Nature-Based Solution” to fight Climate Change

The term “Blue Carbon” refers to the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, such as seagrasses, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, peatlands, and kelp beds. Blue carbon ecosystems are particularly important for their capacity to store carbon and are considered as a key component of nature-based solutions to climate change. It can also provide many other significant benefits - such as socio-economic benefits, increased biodiversity, or cleaner water. Unfortunately, they are some of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. 35% of mangroves have disappeared in only 20 years for instance.

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carbon - Blue Carbon - CO2 - mangrove - Ecosystems

Nigeria: the circular bioeconomy develops food security for the population

As part of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Jos project in Nigeria aims to develop agroforestry to improve food security and farming practices for the population. During this 2021-2022 season, a total of 250,000 trees will be integrated into the plots of 2,500 farmers.

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Nigéria - CBA - Circular Bioeconomy Alliance