Our planet is facing a dual climate and biodiversity crisis. Around a million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction – more than ever before in human history. Alongside transformation in our energy, land, urban and industrial systems, nature-based solutions can play a key role in addressing these two crises. Nature-based solutions for climate harness the power of nature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also help us adapt to the impacts of climate change. They are win-win solutions that involve protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing ecosystems to address society’s challenges and promote human well-being.
Centum Foundations is promoting nature-based solutions and prioritizing actions that could have climate benefits. We develop initiatives that harness nature-based solutions in India and Africa; and emphasize the benefits of protecting and restoring nature to businesses, cities, communities, and governments.
Biodiversity conservation is the key to preserving the natural beauty of the environment, and ensuring the survival of all living things. That's why we use our conservation work programs to teach local communities how to protect their local wildlife and rainforest sustainably.
In past several years, agriculture has been hit hard by climate change and decreasing agricultural productivity. Against this backdrop, there is a continuous endeavor to improve productivity and farmers’ resilience.
The goal of mitigation is to avoid significant human interference with the climate system and stabilize greenhouse gas levels in a timeframe sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change.
India is facing a serious water crisis, and it's only going to get worse. Groundwater resources are being over-used, and wells, ponds and tanks are drying up. Water conservation and wise use of water are the only way to achieve a balance between supply and demand.