With a focus on Canterbury, this site includes resources relevant to all of Aoteaora.

The goal of this site is to become an open resource and information hub; to share learning, knowledge, and practical actions to address the climate emergency by enlisting the free services provided by nature. These will help us both mitigate and also adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The content draws on peer-reviewed research and proven outcomes in a wide range of science disciplines such as chemistry, physics, ecology, agriculture, economics, and human health and well-being.

We know there’s some great work underway to build a safer, healthier, and more resilient future. Contact us if you would like to share your knowledge or information about your projects on this website; we’re all in this together.

“We have three choices: mitigation, adaptation, and suffering. We are going to do some of each. The question is what the mix is going to be. The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be required and the less suffering there will be.”John Holdren, US Office of Science and Technology Policy

“Nature is at the heart of our success, livelihood and wellbeing as New Zealanders. It is valuable for its own sake and provides us with so many benefits from clean water, pollination, flood protection, food production, and the landscapes that are the basis for our tourism industry.” – Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

The most cost-effective and practical strategy is to rapidly mobilise the free ecosystem services provided by nature. To enable these services, we must restore the habits and biodiversity that provide them. And we must do so before they are irretrievably lost. These services will help:

  • Reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere
  • Sequester atmospheric carbon back into the ground
  • Reduce economic & social upheaval of rising seas & severe weather
  • Replenish biodiversity across multiple habitats, including soils
  • Restore health to waterways
  • Restore mahinga kai
  • Increase agricultural productivity while reducing emissions
  • Create new business opportunities  
  • Reduce the impacts of climate change on human health & wellbeing