Introduction to Nature-based Solutions

Introduction to Nature-based Solutions

One of the biggest challenges combating industry-related carbon emissions today is the transition process to a net-zero pathway. Carbon offsetting can be effectively used to reduce the carbon footprint of institutions that cannot immediately transition to net-zero. It works by allowing institutions to ‘offset’ or compensate for emissions created in one location by reducing or capturing emissions elsewhere.
Overview

In this video, Oliver Bolton, a ClimateTech entrepreneur outlines why nature-based solutions could combat emissions produced by institutions slowly transitioning to net-zero. Oliver will discuss why offsets will need to eventually include mechanisms that actively remove carbon from the atmosphere and outline why it is vital that institutions invest in nature now. He will explore the broadening scope of nature-based solutions that go beyond just forests and trees and give examples of how these alternative nature-based solutions can be some of the most beneficial to the environment.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand why there is a need for nature-based solutions and carbon offsets

  • Recognise different forms of nature-based solutions

  • Identify areas of innovation and growth in nature-based solutions

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Oliver Bolton

Oliver Bolton

Oliver Bolton is a ClimateTech entrepreneur with 12 years experience in the consumer product and health sectors. He founded his first drinks brand, Alibi in 2007. In 2015, his soft drinks company Waterbomb Ltd. became a founding UK B Corp and one of the first European soft drinks brands to become B Corp accredited. In 2014, Oliver co-founded the vitamin brand VITL.com. VITL became the largest subscription and nutrition platform and combined AI, DNA & bloods analysis. Oliver was a recipient of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin COOM award in 2017, which came with a £3 million prize support package. Oliver also mentors students who have grown up in some of the UK's most deprived communities through the Prince's Trust. In 2018, Oliver pivoted from the consumer product and health sectors into climate technology. He is the founder and CEO of Earthly, a marketplace that connects businesses with high-integrity nature-based solutions.

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