What we do

We pioneer and support scalable natural climate solutions, like seaweed, agroforestry and rock weathering. We foster the fundamental conditions for distributed growth in the regenerative new nature economy. We imagine the world we want, connect and do.

New nature economy

To contain the climate and nature crisis we need to both stop emissions and remove the excess carbon. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have the potential to remove at least 1500 gigaton, which restores the global carbon balance. NbS also restore nature, which is seriously in decline. Already in 2030, NCS can offer over 30% of the solution. They currently however receive under 3% of funds. We are changing that by developing a new sector, based on doughnut economics: the new nature economy.

How do we develop this new sector to reverse climate change? We do:

1. pioneer scalable solutions like seaweed, rock weathering, bamboo and agroforestry
2. foster the fundamental conditions for distributed growth
3. shape and share images of the new nature economy

A detailed plan can be found in our green paper.

Nature is great at fixing carbon. In the images above you see one year of carbon dioxide on our planet: in fall the plants on the Northern hemisphere (the largest landmass) let go of their leaves and the concentration increases, in spring the carbon is taken up again as plants and trees grow. The earth breathes. Source: Nasa (2006).

1. Pioneer scalable solutions

We pioneer at land, at sea, with rocks and constructions. We chose those realms because they are potentially scalable: they can remove enough carbon to reverse climate change. While we love to arrange fundamental systemic conditions, we also like to get to work in practical senses, in the field and in our Natural Climate Solutions Lab at Port of Amsterdam. 

2. Fundamental conditions

By arranging for fundamental systemic conditions, we enable a large and growing group of entrepreneurial people to develop their business, in holistic ways that take people and the planet into account. In creating these conditions we follow the principles of doughnut economics.

3. Imagination

To build a new economy we rst must dare to dream. We need to create images of the world we want. That is why we partner with the world’s best science-based communication efforts.

Archive

These are interventions that we have successfully completed or are no longer active.