This event is part of a series and hosted by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.
This June, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is hosting a mini-conference exploring how we can leverage nature’s solutions to shape policy on climate action and resilience. This is the first in a series of mini-conferences on nature’s solutions as national policy, bringing together global experts in soil, water and biodiversity regeneration with environmental advocates. See full description below.
Thousands of projects on six continents are endeavoring to cool our overheated planet and restore biodiversity loss by harnessing the power of photosynthesis, carbon sequestration and regeneration of degraded landscapes. Most of these efforts are not by governments or corporations, but by coalitions of researchers, farmers, fishermen, forest-dwellers, and village cooperatives. What would happen if this “Blessed Unrest” working to improve soils and fight climate warming were integrated into government policy on agriculture, fishing, water, and forests?
We are thrilled to welcome Walter Jehne, Vijay Kumar, and Rep. Chellie Pingree to present on and discuss how citizens and governments can collaborate to realize the goals of ecosystem restoration and meaningful climate action.
Walter Jehne is an internationally acclaimed soils scientist, former CSIRO Climate Scientist and Microbiologist, and founder of Healthy Soils Australia. He has consulted on restoration projects across the globe. You may have seen him in past Bio4Climate events, and we’re glad to have him back.
Vijay Kumar is the government advisor for the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement and Co-Vice Chairman of Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (a company for farmers’ empowerment set up by the state government of Andhra Pradesh, India), and a member of the UN Food Systems Champions Network. He recently shared some of his insights and experience in our Life Saves the Planet lecture series, and we are glad to have him join in this dialogue with Walter and Chellie.
Rep. Chellie Pingree is an organic farmer, four-term Maine State Senator, and now US Congresswoman from Maine’s 1st Congressional District, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, promoting “federal policy to better support the diverse range of American agriculture- including sustainable, organic, and locally focused farming.”