Nature-based solutions in the fight against climate change | Thomas Crowther | TEDxLausanne


Thomas Crowther and his team of 25 researchers are looking at ways to digitally explore the biosphere and to reveal the true potential of nature-based solutions in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Advances in data collection and artificial intelligence are revealing more truths about our environment and the seriousness of climate change.

While most labs in the world focus on one field of research, Thomas Crowther firmly believes that we need to take a holistic approach to understand the ecological processes that influence climate change, predict its progression with high accuracy, and develop nature-based solutions to address it. Crowther Lab research is helping organizations understand the true value of nature, make more informed decisions, and start implementing nature-based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss.

Thomas Crowther is a professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich and founder of the Crowther Lab. Specializing in ecosystem ecology, he is also the chief scientific adviser to the UN’s Trillion Tree Campaign.

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