For much of human history, the global community has caused unbridled environmental damage for the sake of economic growth. The continuous extraction of natural resources and intensive use of fossil fuels threatens the livelihood and wellbeing of people who depend on these resources and jeopardizes the overall health of ecosystems.
In the face of the climate crisis, rapid and effective solutions, as well as more sufficient economic models, are clearly required. So, the main question is: how can we work alongside nature to replenish and restore what the planet has lost? The answer is quite simple- by supporting activities that have a regenerative impact on the planet and reduce our planet’s prevailing pollution levels, environmental deficits, and emissions.
When we think about giving back to the natural environment by using less energy or producing less emissions and waste, we think of sustainability. However, after so many years of utilizing exploitative practices, is sustainability merely enough to transform destructive habits of thought and behavior into patterns that nourish all life? This is where the regenerative approach to the climate crisis comes into play.
The regenerative approach to the climate issue entails taking steps to effectively reverse the environmental damage, thereby fostering greater durability and ongoing conservation. It strives not only to reduce resource depletion, but also to raise productivity, improve soil fertility and health, increase biodiversity, restore lands, foster community, improve watersheds, and support local economies.
The regenerative strategy employs ecological practices that remove billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere and return it to the soil, reversing today’s global patterns of atmospheric accumulation.
Its practices encourage a holistic way of thinking and acting, as well as across-the-board development of processes for transformative change in the field of sustainability. In addition, this approach also deeply and continually engages residents of local communities to understand a place’s dynamics and potential for the creation of a thriving living system.
Taking inspiration from this approach and ensuring that commerce and the community work together, Nature+ invests in solution providers that enrich the value chain for our planet and people, as well as in activities that strengthen the regenerative capacity of our planet.
We provide a blockchain-based financial infrastructure and marketplace that enables companies and private investors to invest directly in regenerative activities. This is a game- changer when it comes to regenerative development, as we enable businesses to go beyond zero emission. By using technology that will secure data and the gateway to investment, while also applying low energy consumption and a renewable source of energy, Nature+ creates a unique opportunity to channel funds to those who make a difference to the planet’s regenerative capacity.
According to Sinnet Bödewadt, Chief Visionary Officer at Nature+, the main aim is to create a movement that supports the idea of doing a little more than just prevention and reduction, but encourages solving issues by supporting innovation projects through technology to find the best creative solutions. Nature+ not only works on projects connected with circular economy, regenerative agriculture ecosystems, bio-diverse and resilient habitats, but also supports restorative clean up actions, resilient food systems, and climate smart technologies.
By actively supporting companies that work alongside the natural world, we can build not only a carbon neutral future, but one that has the potential to go beyond sustainability and become climate positive.
Relying less on finite energy sources can only have a positive influence on the planet. This is not to say that efforts to reduce negative impact should cease, but they should work in conjunction with ongoing innovation to bridge the gap between the sustainable and the regenerative approach.
In the quest for building a better future, there is work to be done on multiple fronts. As a society, we require infrastructures and economic models capable of replenishing and restoring what the world has lost. Moreover, as the discourse shifts, we can capitalize on the momentum to move beyond supporting the world in its damaged state and toward restoring it to its natural potential by integrating regenerative approaches.