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Did you know that climate change mitigation and ecosystem restoration are two of the main challenges facing humanity?

Why Climate and Ecosystem Restoration?

Ecosystem restoration and climate-related initiatives are key to our planet's sustainable development. Ecosystem degradation and climate change are two significant threats to the world. Successfully combating them is urgent and requires resilient approaches with long-term objectives.

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Restoration of degraded ecosystem: Deforestation and ecosystem degradation continue to increase due to human activities such as urbanisation, intensive agriculture, and natural resource extraction. In line with international trends and regulations in ecosystem restoration, following good practices and considering a comprehensive set of environmental and social aspects is crucial for success in improving and recovering ecosystems.
Carbon footprint management: The main international target to stop climate change is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). It is internationally recognised that since the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere has increased drastically, leading to an increase in the greenhouse effect and consequently, climate change.
Carbon projects / Carbon removals: International awareness about climate change in the public and private sectors has led to the creation of carbon markets, where climate change mitigation initiatives are evaluated, and their contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases is quantified. In this arena, land use management plays an important role. Thanks to photosynthesis, ecosystems have the potential to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. These initiatives (carbon projects) require robust methodologies, monitoring approaches, and quality assurance procedures.
Carbon awareness: The public and private sectors, and society in general, are becoming aware of climate change, leading to an increased interest in understanding carbon footprints and how to manage them. The private sector requires standards, tools, and processes to calculate and reduce the carbon footprint in its objective to contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

What are the challenges?

The primary threats to our planet and humanity are ecosystem degradation and climate change. We face two urgent and critical challenges: restoring degraded ecosystems and mitigating climate change. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential, increasing greenhouse gas removals is equally important, with ecosystems playing a vital role in this process. Implementing effective practices to restore degraded lands is crucial for creating a healthier planet where humans can live in harmony with nature.

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For effective ecosystem restoration, the world needs monitoring and evaluation

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration highlights the importance of ecosystem restoration in halting biodiversity loss and coping with climate change while addressing other broad societal challenges. The world has set a goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030 and that year is fast approaching.This is a pivot...

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30 years of impact

Creating sustainable impact is at the heart of our mission.

People

850,000+

farmers, workers and land managers are assured that their well-being, human rights and cultural heritage are protected.

Nature

32.6 million

hectares of land where nature and environment are protected from degradation and conversion through use of sustainability standards.

Climate

32,000+

tonnes of CO2 emissions have been reduced, thus lowering the climate impact.

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Our goal is to act as agents of change, impacting ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation activities. Our seasoned professionals guide the implementation of these activities through the use of best practices and following the best approaches to achieve long-term success results, with positive environmental and social impacts. These experts bring a wealth of practical knowledge from their extensive time in the field and from their involvement in ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation initiatives. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out. 

Pablo Rodríguez-Noriega Alonso 
Climate and Restoration Programme Leader
prnoriega@preferredbynature.org 

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Biomass

Biomass is essential for sustainable development, reducing carbon emissions, and providing renewable energy. Its growing utilisation highlights its importance in combating climate change and promoting sustainable practices across various industries.

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Cattle

While vital for food security, cattle also contribute to deforestation and climate change. Focused efforts are needed to promote sustainable practices that enhance biodiversity, soil health and the well-being of people and animals.

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Climate

Addressing climate change is urgent for sustainable development. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions emissions through innovative strategies is essential to mitigate its impact.

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Cocoa

Cocoa farming impacts the environment, economy and climate globally. Sustainable practices such as agroforestry can mitigate its negative effects, making cocoa relevant for climate change mitigation.

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Coffee

Balancing economic sustainability with responsible production practices is crucial in the coffee industry. Adapting to climate change while meeting rising global demand is essential for sustainable coffee production.

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Ecosystems

Revitalising ecosystems is crucial for our planet’s health and preservation. Combating deforestation and degradation with sustainable practices ensures long-term recovery.

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Palm Oil

Palm oil production supports economies but raises environmental and social concerns. Sustainable practices are crucial to address issues such as deforestation and labour rights.

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Rice

Rice production significantly impacts climate and nature. Addressing emissions, water usage and deforestation in rice farming can lead to positive environmental changes.

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Rubber

Natural rubber is essential for industries but contributes to deforestation and biodiversity loss. Addressing sustainability concerns such as poor working conditions is crucial in rubber production.

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Soy

Soy plays a vital role in global food security and biofuel production. Emphasising sustainable growth is essential to address environmental challenges in soy farming.

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Timber

Timber's global impacts on people, nature and climate require sustainable management. Forests are essential for biodiversity as well as soil and water conservation.

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Travel

The travel industry's sustainability intersects with environmental conservation and cultural preservation. Responsible consumption and support for local communities are crucial for sustainable travel.

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Our mission extends beyond these focus areas to any crop or product with potential for sustainable impact. We support conservation and ecosystem restoration projects worldwide and help businesses adapt to changing regulations.

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