There is no greater threat to our world than climate change. It is an absolute fact and one that requires an overwhelming global response more urgent and dramatic than anything ever seen before.
It is all of our responsibilities to get involved and make sure others do too.
Under current climate change projections, the crisis will impact billions of people by 2100, with millions of species threatened with extinction in addition to those that have already been lost.
Our failure to act now will also condemn the futures of many millions of people and will become a stark and damning legacy for future generations.
It is why our youth, already terrified by the scenario unfolding before them, have been moved to act and agitate to help protect the planet they will one day inherit.
They know there is no time left to waste.
Women, who suffer more than any group affected by climate displacement, are finding their voice and drowning out the old guard responsible for much of what has happened. It is they who are proving the most effective as world leaders in the fight against climate change.
There has been much discussion of creating a global Green New Deal to address the huge societal changes required to address climate change and other pressing environmental issues.
Anthropogenic activities have put a lot of pressure on natural and semi-natural ecosystems across the world, where the normal functioning of these ecosystems has been damaged resulting in loss of habitat and biodiversity and other ecosystem functions from which societies normally benefit, such as flood risk mitigation.
Habitat restoration is one of the most cost-effective strategies available to reverse the damage, with the additional benefit that healthy ecosystems such as peatlands and forests can also help mitigate climate change by sequestering and storing large amounts of carbon.
Kaitiaki Consulting exists to help address and facilitate these changes.
We work to counter the climate emergency by helping protect and enhance biodiversity and habitats in Scotland, the rest of the UK and in New Zealand. We are specialists in landscape-scale ecological restoration projects.
The UK and New Zealand have defined targets for reaching net-zero emissions. This requires more than decarbonising the economy. A combination of widespread societal, cultural and industrial changes are urgently needed to sequester greenhouse gases already released into the atmosphere.
Natural habitats provide a range of ecosystem services to society, as well as a thriving environment for biodiversity.
Peatlands and grasslands can reduce the impacts of extreme weather by reducing the risk of flooding and erosion, as well as providing raw materials for fibres and animal fodder, and places of tranquillity or inspiration for artists.
Coastal dunes and estuaries provide a buffer against sea-level rise and storm surges, as well as refuge for rare specialist species.
Additionally, habitats such as peatlands and forests can act as carbon sinks due to their large potential for carbon storage and sequestration, an invaluable tool in climate change mitigation strategies.
Kaitiaki Consulting will work to help organisations promote and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as habitat conservation strategies that maximise biodiversity and the decarbonisation of society. We will also help to restore damaged habitats and protect soils to reverse the impairment and loss of essential ecosystem functions that are key to carbon storage in natural habitats.
In our work, we play an active part in the global response to the climate emergency. In our values, we are at the vanguard of the Green New Deal. In our people, we are passionate about protecting the natural world around us.
We are Kaitiaki. Conserve. Restore. Thrive.
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