What is Blue Carbon?

Blue Carbon

And why it’s imperative to protect this precious resource Blue carbon is the name for carbon captured by oceans and coastal ecosystems. Carbon sequestration and storage in mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass meadows is an essential coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystem service for climate change mitigation. The marine environment – the oceans and their diverse coastal […]

Learn Fast: Measure. Compare. Modify.

Learn Fast

Post COP26 View Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are emerging as a powerful, integrated approach for mitigating and adapting to climate change while protecting biodiversity and promoting the well-being of people, particularly those living in vulnerable communities. There is growing evidence that NbS have the potential to capture over one-third of the carbon needed to keep the […]

Let’s Invest in What’s Working!

Invest, Canadian Forest

We at Nature For Justice aim to be the organization that local communities and partners look to for support as they invest in projects to ensure that social justice prevails through restoring and improving their lands. We also seek to increase the capacities of local, national, and international partnerships on a global scale. One of […]

Taking Partnerships to the Next Level,
the N4J Way

partnerships

The Four-Legged Stool Theory is in essence the institutional capacity approach for program scaling: creating enduring impact versus implementing a ‘project’. There is frequent reference to the Three-Legged Stool of sustainable development, or the “Triple Bottom Line” of economic, social and environmental impacts. However this leaves out the fourth key element – organizational capacity – […]

Interview with Micheal O’Brien-Onyeka: Capacity Building – Thoughts from a Builder

Michael O'Brien-Oneyka

We are very pleased to have Michael O’Brien-Onyeka join our team at Nature For Justice. Micheal comes with an impressive set of skills and significant experience. Along with having been the Senior Vice President – Africa Field Division at Conservation International, Michael has held senior positions at Greenpeace Africa, Oxfam, the National Democratic Institute, the […]

Biodiversity Loss Threatens Social Justice

Bee pollinating flower, Biodiversity

WWF’s 2020 Living Planet Report reported that: “The world has seen an average 68% drop in mammal, bird, fish, reptile, and amphibian populations since 1970. . . .” Biodiversity is the variety of life in all its forms. It is made up of all living species, their genetic variation, and the interaction of these living […]

A Culture of Earth Centeredness, Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2022

Nature For Justice’s mission (N4J) is to use nature to address the social justice needs of vulnerable populations confronting the climate crisis around the world. This Earth Day we wanted to highlight, that for our mission to succeed, that we firmly believe and engage — as an organization and as individuals — in a culture […]

ILI Leader Steven Nitah Joins Nature For Justice

Steve Nitah

Steven Nitah For nearly a decade, Steven Nitah has been an active member of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI), helping to advise Indigenous Nations and advance Indigenous-led conservation at the national level. Now, he is embarking on an exciting new role with Nature For Justice. The entire ILI team is grateful for Steven’s leadership over […]

Irrecoverable Carbon: Let’s Protect The Boreal

Nature For Justice Indigenous Advisor Steve Nitah and I have been talking a lot about how to protect the Boreal forests of Canada given the enormous challenge posed by climate change. When tackling such vast problems, knowing where to start is half the battle. Thanks to Allie Goldstein and others for their work published in […]

Investing in Nature to Reduce Human Migration

Investing $1 in nature-based solutions now will save at least $4 in future costs of climate-related migration.  Where on earth did I get that figure?  The recently released National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) Report entitled : “Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040” should be a MUST READ for anyone […]

Interview with Flynn Bucy, Ph.D: Nature For Justice’s Advisory Network Leader

Flynn Bucy, Ph.D. is a well-known senior specialist in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Futures Studies. He has been a senior executive in both large and small businesses, the Director for the high-profile Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor University, and worked extensively with World Vision and other major non-profits. He has […]

Carbon Offsetting 101

Currently, next to “Nature Based Solutions” (NBS), “carbon offsetting” is one of the big buzzwords in the environmental community – and there are as many questions around this concept as there is hype. Being that Nature For Justice seeks to address social justice through working with nature, we are very much involved in both NBS […]