• Experiment with a wide range of interventions for generating tailored ecosystems that yield a wide range of products for local communities.
• Develop rigorous financial models that include cash flows from a wide range of products over the long-term.
• Work with financial experts, governments, financial institutions and impact investors to develop bridging finance mechanisms.
• Undertake long-term research to monitor the effects of the interventions on biodiversity as well as community livelihoods.
”Given the importance of the Earth’s ecosystems for human well-being, unsustainable competition for resources has driven humankind into a new planetary era known as the Anthropocene. Ecosystem restoration provides the opportunity to halt and reverse ecosystem degradation, which in turn reduces pressure on natural resources, and contributes directly to sustainable livelihoods and job creation.Menelisi FalayiJunior Consultant