Delivering on Climate Commitments
by PJ Marshall, Co-founder and Executive Director Restore the Earth Foundation
Three reasons innovative companies are investing in landscape-scale restoration
As the world counts down to two degrees, innovative companies are taking the lead and filling the policy void. Businesses are voluntarily setting quantifiable climate change targets; many committing to carbon neutrality. Going even further, visionary corporate leaders are delivering on climate commitments through enduring solutions that possess significant, measurable co-benefits.
For forward-thinking organizations like Eileen Fisher Foundation, VMWare, and Timberland, landscape-scale restoration is a powerful climate solution and an integral tool in their sustainability arsenal. Landscape-scale restoration is exactly as it sounds — rather than a patchwork approach, restoration projects are scaled from 10,000-100,000 acres to maximize impact and amplify the co-benefits.
What tree planting lacks in novelty and pizzazz, it makes up for in practicality, return, and impact. Listed as a solution in Article 5.1 of the final Paris Agreement, this “engineered-by-nature” climate solution is a self-sustaining approach that takes a long-term perspective of decades. For those considering options to deliver on ambitious carbon offset commitments, here are three reasons why investing in landscape-scale restoration makes great sense.
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