Greenbury, who argues for a radical overhaul of the role smallholders play in the palm oil growth story, says smallholder compliance with the EU deforestation law can be achieved, with greater financial support.
Viewing nature as infrastructure is transformative, because it forces us to think in a more systemic way. As we pursue growth and development, we must not only avoid damaging nature; we must also strengthen and enrich it through “nature-positive” investments – all while tapping its vast potential to deliver essential services.
From natural seawalls to mangroves, countries are starting to combat climate change with nature-based solutions. COP28 might drive more of these efforts.
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