Highlands Rewilding has joined decisiongradeiot to co-develop and test standardised processes for gathering, measurement, analysis and storage of digital data.
“We are firm believers that eventually we will need to see credit ratings applied to nature-based credit schemes – and I know that WWF and Bloomberg among others have highlighted the need for these”, says Ben Hart, Carbon and Biodiversity Accounting Consultant at Highlands Rewilding.
Ben is a carbon and energy reduction specialist with 12 years’ experience working with a range of clients in the private and public arenas, supporting them on their net-zero carbon reduction journeys. He is currently working with a number of high-impact organisations across the sector, supporting the development of advanced Natural Capital mapping and monitoring solutions.
Jeremy Leggett is CEO, and is a social entrepreneur, writer and climate campaigner. Before embarking on the Bunloit project in March 2020, he founded Solarcentury (1998-2020), one of the world’s most respected solar energy companies, winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
“We are investing to create new jobs whilst conducting innovative research into nature based solutions, aiming to boost the local economy as we go. We began a twelve-month consultation period in March 2020, conferring with conservation groups, scientists, expert ecologists, government and the local community”.
Highlands Rewilding has the opportunity to create credits through nature improvement projects. However, they have to be validated improvements against a verified baseline, and digital device and data standardised processes will be crucial to this.