Nature credits are gaining widespread interest as an economic instrument for financing positive biodiversity outcomes. For Nature Based Solutions project developers looking to expand beyond carbon credits into biodiversity, the Verra Nature Framework will provide a path to certification.
With satellite data, you can get a head start on biodiversity credits, reduce fieldwork costs and improve efficiency by directing on-the-ground resources.
In this practical webinar, Sam Fleming and Stephen Wright demonstrate how to assess and quantify terrestrial biodiversity on Earth Blox. The approach is aligned with the developing Nature Framework and will show you how to:
- Measure extent: calculate the hectares of each ecosystem type within your project.
- Quantify condition: determine a biodiversity condition score from indicators of composition, structure, function, and pressure.
- Report significance: demonstrate the significance of nature in your project by summarising indicators for ecosystem loss, restoration, effective conservation, and reducing extinction and resulting risk.