Whether they are soil, sediment or vegetation, healthy ecosystems play a vital role in absorbing carbon from our atmosphere and in achieving net zero targets. Through creation, restoration and protection, the nurturing of resilient and biodiversity-rich habitats can help solve the twin crises of the climate emergency and species extinction. This will require a significant change in land use. In the UK, for example, the country’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) estimated that 21% of agricultural land will need to be released before 2050 to “deliver actions that reduce and sequester carbon”. Here ...


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