The answer is right in front of us.
The recovery of nature isn’t just vital for its own sake – it can also help us tackle the climate crisis head-on. In turn, the recovery of nature means that wonderful species can thrive again. We all win!
Peat bogs, for example, take climate-heating carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and also reduce flood risk. Even better, they support threatened species such as curlews. A wonder-habitat. Hedgerows absorb carbon, and also provide a home for insects that birds feed on, and in autumn, are often full of berries too – another tasty snack. Street trees in cities also have a role to play in combating climate change, cooling the air, and providing shade.