Nature-based solutions have different potentials to capture and store carbon, and they deliver different types of benefits. For example, mangroves provide nurseries for the world’s fish and protect coasts from storm damage, while regenerative agriculture improves food quality and pollination.
How we measure the impact
We are bringing together the latest scientific evidence at a global scale, ranking the potential of different nature based solutions to:
Mitigate Climate Change
Benefit People & Society
The Nature List Preview
We have evaluated the potential of different nature based solutions to remove carbon, deliver a positive biodiversity impact and positive outcomes for human wellbeing. In the table below, you can find the phase one results for carbon removal in tropical climate zones..
Salt marsh regeneration
Farming Regen (no till)
*t CO2eq ha-1 yr-1
**poverty, health, hunger, water and inequality
The Nature List
In the second phase of the project we will rank the global potential of different nature-based solutions by different climate zones, and we will highlight gaps where more research is needed. This includes intact ecosystems like forest, peatland, mangrove, tidal marsh and seagrass protection that also provide critical benefits to climate mitigation, biodiversity and people. To do this we will integrate the potential area each nature-based solution could cover, the number of people that could be impacted as well as other social & biodiversity metrics. We expect this will strongly affect the climate ranking in our preview.
Our final release
We welcome more collaboration as the project grows. We are aiming to create an open source resource and ongoing investigation into the potential of nature-based solutions.
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Existing interventions & new innovations
Find out about high-quality projects and innovations below that are helping to mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity and people.
The underwater forests of the ocean, kelp forests provide a clean and permanent route for carbon dioxide removal into the ocean sink. The Biome Algae project in the UK is an innovative venture in its second year of its kelp regeneration. By restoring kelp in a 100 Ha project area, the project will not only contribute to carbon sequestration, but contribute to sustainable development via production of biodegradable plastics. Biome Algae aims to help scale kelp farming across the South of the UK and is looking for investment.
The project is quantifying its carbon flux following state-of-the-art methodologies and via guidance by industry and academic experts. It is expected to soon generate carbon credits, thus contributing to the UK carbon code.
Restoring kelp in the area will offer protection for biodiversity and regeneration of benthic habitats, providing feeding ground and shelter for fish, shellfish, crustaceans, birds and mammals.
So far, Biome Algae has provided 888 days of employment for its employees. Training programs have been conducted catering to the local communities and indigenous people.