In 2015, Regeneration International sent a large delegation to COP21 in Paris. There, we were able, along with our partners, to raise the issue of healthy soils and healthy food to cool the planet. For the first time since the first Conference of the Parties (COP 1) which took place in Berlin, the role of industrial agriculture and change of land use in global warming was made relevant.
The urgency and the necessity of action on the ground has become more and more clear in the past years, and the recent publication of the IPCC Working Group 1 Report on the Physical Science Basis of the Sixth Assessment shows the need for all parties to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris agreement to limit the impact on global warming to a maximum of 2°C.
Our message from 2015 continues in 2021, with more and more evidence and concrete examples of how regenerative agriculture can reverse global warming and feed the world. The management of soils and their organic matter, and their capacity to sequester carbon, must be in every negotiation and commitment since it is the hope we have for a livable planet.
For COP 26, Regeneration International sent a small but very dedicated delegation in Glasgow, which will be keeping you up to date on the latest news related to regenerative agriculture. We are working on a calendar including all COP events talking about Soil Solutions and Regeneration. Also, we are putting together a bunch of printable material and useful information not to miss!
Please take note of two very important events:
•On November 9, between 18:30 and 20:00 GMT, Regeneration International and partners are presenting the following side event at Glasgow: Accelerating Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change and the Global Pandemic. Stay tuned for more information about this event on our website, which includes speakers such as Andre Leu, Vandana Shiva, Allan Savory and many others.
•On November 10th, Andre Leu, International Director of Regeneration International, will open the high level segment of the 4 per 1000 Initiative Day.
"Soil health" is the focus of the "4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate" initiative. Its conservation and improvement are fundamental to the sequestration of carbon through photosynthesis via agriculture and forestry and is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals of improving food security, helping agriculture and forestry adapt to climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation.
Six years after its inception and following the adoption of its Strategic Plan in 2020, the “4 per 1000” Initiative will present its Implementation Strategy, which will outline activities to achieve its 2050 goals. The initiative has entered into a phase of implementation with the contribution of its members, partners, and friends.
The overall theme of the fifth "4 per 1000" Day will be "the mobilization of stakeholders (partners, members, and friends of the initiative) by forging transformative alliances and partnerships (multi- stakeholder coalitions) to implement its 2050 Strategic Plan”.
For more information on 4 per 1000
Check our special COP26 webpage for all the updates