This latest move follows the publication of BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees earlier this year which revealed one in three tree species is threatened with extinction, a worrying statistic which could affect a staggering 17,500 tree species.
It is hoped the new standard will encourage a move away from carbon solutions that ‘plant a tree at any price’ and instead promote a long-term solution that puts the right tree in the right place and combines the considerations of biodiversity, local communities, and carbon capture.
The Event in the Tent
The crowd that gathered at the Hidden Gardens heard how partnerships between like-minded organisations can support reforestation, increase efforts to restore ecosystems, promote projects tackling climate change, and halt the loss of biodiversity.
A lively panel discussion with the theme ‘Trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon and livelihoods in policy and practice’ covered topics, such as perverse and progressive policy regulations and incentives, top down and bottom up market forces, Infrastructures and supply chains and traditional knowledge and value systems.
Guests were then treated to martinis and g&t’s made with The Botanist Islay Dry Gin while they made new connections that will help strengthen the fight against loss of biodiversity. Read more about The Botanist’ Sustainability Strategy here.