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Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are powerful sustainable and locally appropriate solutions that harness the power of nature to address a whole range of environmental, social and economic challenges, including climate change.
A well-designed NBS can play a pivotal role in not only reaching net-zero emissions but also mitigating the adverse climate change with the protection, restoration and management of natural and semi-natural ecosystems, economic recovery and biodiversity conservation whilst supporting other sustainable development goals. NBS is also cost-effective, collaborative and easier to implement.
At EKI, we champion the implementation of nature-based solutions to offset carbon emissions. We are one of the leading companies in climate change the industry with the finest technical experts in the NBS domain thus enabling greater conservation of nature and green financing. We have also joined hands with Shell Overseas Investments B.V to reduce carbon emissions through Nature-based Solutions through the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to build resilience to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
Our service offerings under Nature-based Solutions include:
Climate Change Mitigation & Resilience
We carry out a site-specific study to understand key factors affecting the natural ecosystem. Post completion of the feasibility study, we work together through the carbon project cycle. We also help our partners in devising a case-to-case basis action plan to mitigate climate change and build resilience amongst communities through improving the ecosystems around them. Additionally, we organize awareness generation and capacity-building programs for stakeholders to address these challenges and to build the institutional capacities to demonstrate NBS.
Improved Agriculture and Land Management
Our services include stakeholders’ identification in the target region followed by situation analysis to map the problems. After pre-assessment, we prioritize suitable NBS solutions to bring more value to identified stakeholders while ensuring the integrity of the climate, community, and biodiversity.
Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD/REDD+)
We provide a robust monitoring system to halt the degradation of forest land parcels. We have a team of highly experienced professionals. The team is responsible for scoping, designing, and Conceptualizing REDD/REDD+ interventions. We offer end-to-end project management services to ensure the synergy between livelihood enhancement of communities, biodiversity conservation, and climate mitigation.
Limited funding has restricted the adoption of these solutions. We are determined to bring innovation and strategic solutions to stakeholders through financial support to catalyze the conservation efforts and restoration of forest resources. We assist in developing a robust mechanism for the development of interventions and provide technological support for monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) for the long-term sustainability of the projects.
We provide end-to-end project management services to protect, restore and manage coastal ecosystems including mangroves, marshes, coral reefs, etc for their role in reducing the impacts of global climate change.
We identify stressed ecosystems and prepare an in-depth revival plan. Our interventions follow a bottom-up approach, where the overall decision-making lies in the hands of communities, with us being facilitators. This is critically important to ensure the success of the projects, we give emphasis on standards established by Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, Clean Development Mechanism, whose guidelines outline the best practices that help in a revival of the ecosystem services.