Nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions

Southland’s fertile and rugged landscape provide plentiful opportunities to enhance and encourage economic returns in the form of management, tourism, processing and value-add industries, including: 

  • Forestry and greening our urban space can significantly assist our transition to a low emission economy. Almost 30% of the regions emission are offset by trees. 
  • Increasing the amount of carbon stored in soils could potentially offset large amounts of our annual emission. 
  • Having the longest coastline in New Zealand, Southland can also benefit from blue carbon which is the sequestration of coastal mangroves, wetlands and marine species. 
  • Opportunities to grow seaweed for carbon sequestration, food or fuel and restore our whale population, with every whale sequestering 33x more carbon than a tree


Southland's low emission economy

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Opportunities to reduce emissions

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How we can help

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For more information on this, please contact one of our Strategic Projects Advisors below:

Isabel Huther
Isabel Huther
Strategic Projects Advisor
isabel@greatsouth.nz
Libby Frampton
Libby Frampton
Strategic Projects Advisor
libby@greatsouth.nz

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