Welcome to Regeneration
Regeneration is earthy
Regeneration is optimistic
Regeneration is wild
Regeneration is compassionate
Regeneration is human rights
Regeneration is restorative
Regeneration is indigenous
Regeneration is cooperative
Regeneration is political
Regeneration is the radically new approach to the climate crisis, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation.
We are a team endeavoring to create a comprehensive list of Solutions and Challenges connected to addressing the climate emergency and regenerating planetary ecosystems. These are more than just descriptions. Each Nexus entry explores what can be done on all levels of agency, including individual, community, classroom, city, company, and government. For each topic, we curate organizations that are actively engaged, describe actions that can be taken, link to educational opportunities, and provide examples of transformation. We work collectively and collaboratively and are here to share our research and discoveries with you.
Banking & Finance
Deep Seabed Mining
Degraded Land Restoration
Global Fishing Fleets
Marine Protected Areas
Nature of Cities
Net Zero Cities
System of Rice Intensification
Tidal Salt Marshes
Wave and Tidal Energy
Women and Food
Our goal is to end the climate crisis in one generation. Ending the crisis does not complete the challenge of global warming. That is a century-long commitment. Ending the crisis means that by 2030, a critical mass of humanity will come to realize the breadth and depth of the crisis and the possibilities it offers for human and ecological transformation.
The most common question about the crisis is “What should I do?” How can a person or entity create the greatest impact on the climate emergency in the shortest time? Most people do not know what to do, or may believe the things they can do are insufficient. We think otherwise.
Our approach to reversing climate change differs from other proposals. It is based on the idea of regeneration. We do not oppose other strategies and plans. To the contrary, we praise and are grateful for all approaches. Our concern is simple: most people in the world remain disengaged, and we need a way forward that engages the majority of humanity. Regeneration is an inclusive and effective strategy compared to combating, fighting, or mitigating climate change. Regeneration creates, builds, and heals. Regeneration is what life has always done, we are life, and that is our focus. It includes how we live and what we do—everywhere. We have a common interest and that interest can only be served when we come together.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of eight books that have been published in thirty languages in more than fifty countries and have sold more than two million copies. Hawken is a renowned lecturer who has keynoted conferences and led workshops on the impact of commerce upon the environment, and has consulted with governments and corporations throughout the world.
A weekly offering of compelling and inspiring stories about the regeneration and restoration of life on Earth, solutions to the climate crisis curated and authored by writers and researchers at Project Regeneration. Our newsletter is named for the waggle dance, what honeybee scouts do to show the hive where to find the nectar.
In this issue
- Bringing Back Britain's Lost Rainforests George Biesmans
- Clinicians, Community Organizing, and Climate Amy Boyer
- Exposing Soil Fungi to Sound Waves Scott Hannan
- Biden Halts Gas Export Permits Juliana Birnbaum
- The Big Benefits of a New Food System Courtney White