Systems thinking is about understanding how the different parts of a system are interconnected. It is a qualitative approach that forms the basis for the other methodologies used by the NBI Global Resource Centre. Systems thinking helps us to predict the outcome of decisions across sectors and actors, in different places, and over time.
We can use systems thinking to understand the impacts of NBI projects. Restoring a forest, for example, would influence the global climate (by storing carbon), support local livelihoods (by providing wood), and foster climate adaptation (by reducing flood risks), among other things.