Position Statement on Habitat Creation and Restoration for Tackling the Climate Emergency

In recent years, there has been an increased recognition of the important role habitats and wider ecosystems play in addressing the climate emergency, with the term Nature-based Solutions (NbS), becoming increasingly integrated into climate discussions and leading as one of the major themes of UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

This position statement calls for expansion of advice relating to the use of habitats to absorb and store carbon, to recognize the latest research that promotes utilising the full suite of high-carbon habitats in areas that are suited to their edaphic and climatic requirements.