Nature-based assets refer to natural resources and ecosystems, such as forests, wetlands, and coral reefs, that provide valuable goods and services to human society, such as water filtration, flood control, carbon sequestration, and habitat for wildlife.
These assets can also have economic value and can be managed for sustainable use. They are increasingly recognized as important for addressing global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and human well-being.
Agriculture can play a role in carbon sequestration, the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil and vegetation. This can be accomplished through various practices, including:
These practices can not only help mitigate climate change by removing carbon from the atmosphere, but can also improve soil health and fertility, increase crop yields, and provide other environmental benefits.
Agriculture plays an important role in reducing carbon emissions because: