Environmental action is often framed in terms of improving single metrics such as carbon or nitrogen. Yet this approach risks inadvertently causing damage by over-emphasising one metric at the expense of the overall ecosystem.…
For example, poorly-managed efforts to decarbonise through reforestation can result in the planting of non-native monocultures, which compromise soil health and undermine biodiversity.
It’s clearly vital that we take as holistic an approach as possible to healing breaches in planetary boundaries. A more detailed discussion on this subject can be found here.
Parallel to the need to avoid over-simplifications and reliance on one metric,