3,022 days until 2030

Ending the climate crisis means creating a society that is going in the right direction at the right speed by 2030, a rate of change that will lead to zero net emissions before 2050. That means halving emissions by 2030 and then halving again by 2040. Regeneration starts now.

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Regeneration means putting life at the center of every action and decision. It’s an inclusive and effective strategy to end the climate crisis in one generation.

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Welcome to Regeneration

The world’s largest, most complete listing and network of solutions to the climate crisis. And how to do them!

Regeneration is a radical 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. It is the first book to describe and define the burgeoning regeneration movement spreading rapidly throughout the world.

Our purpose 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 collective action by humanity will have reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 45 to 50 percent. At this writing, we are going backward and increasing emissions.

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.

Nexus

Nexus detail what needs to be done and how to do it on all levels of agency, from an individual to a city, from a classroom to a company, Entries include resources, initiatives, people, influencers, and organizations that teach, engage, and transform.

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Challenges

  • Amazon Rainforest *
  • Aviation *
  • Banking & Finance
  • Big Food *
  • Biofuels *
  • Boreal Forests *
  • Clothing Industry
  • Consumption *
  • Coral Reefs *
  • Desertification *
  • Digital Consumption *
  • Direct Air Capture *
  • Food Apartheid
  • Global Fishing Fleets *
  • Healthcare Industry *
  • Insects Extinction *
  • Intersectionality *
  • Migration *
  • Palm Oil *
  • Peatlands *
  • Plastics Industry *
  • Politics Industry
  • Poverty Industry *
  • Shipping *
  • War Industry *
  • Water *

Solutions

  • Afforestation *
  • Agroforestry *
  • Animal Integration *
  • Asparagopsis *
  • Autonomous Vehicles *
  • Azolla Fern *
  • Bamboo *
  • Beavers *
  • Biochar *
  • Bioregions *
  • Buildings
  • Carbon Architecture *
  • Clean Cookstoves *
  • Compost *
  • Decommodification *
  • Degraded Land Restoration
  • Eating Everything *
  • Eating Trees *
  • Education of Girls *
  • Electric Vehicles *
  • Electrify Everything
  • Energy Storage *
  • Fifteen-Minute City
  • Fire Ecology *
  • Geothermal *
  • Grasslands
  • Grazing Ecology *
  • Green Cement *
  • Green Hydrogen *
  • Green Steel *
  • Heat Pumps *
  • Hemp *
  • Hydropower *
  • Indigenous Rights *
  • Localization *
  • Mangroves *
  • Marine Protected Areas *
  • Microbial Farming *
  • Micromobility
  • Nature of Cities *
  • Net Zero Buildings *
  • Net Zero Cities *
  • No Waste *
  • Nuclear Fusion *
  • Ocean Farming *
  • Offsets and Onsets *
  • Olivine Weathering *
  • Perennial Crops *
  • Proforestation *
  • Rainmakers *
  • Refrigerants *
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Regenerative Food *
  • Rewilding *
  • Rewilding Pollinators *
  • Rice Cultivation *
  • Seaforestation *
  • Seagrasses *
  • Silvopasture *
  • Smart Microgrids *
  • Solar *
  • Tidal Salt Marshes *
  • Trophic Cascades *
  • Tropical Forests
  • Urban Farming *
  • Urban Mobility
  • Vermiculture *
  • Wasting Nothing
  • Wave and Tidal Energy *
  • Wetlands *
  • Wildlife Corridors *
  • Wind *
  • Women and Food *

Regeneration puts life at the center of every action and decision.

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A punch list is a personal, group or institutional checklist. Because of the differences amongst people, cultures, incomes, and knowledge, there is no one common or right checklist. The value of a punch list is that when we commit to something, things can happen.

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Created 14 September 2021
  1. Replace our 2003 Subaru with a low kWh EV (ie 25 kWh per 100 miles) / 2022-3
  2. Determine the amount of solar minimally needed to power our new EV (ie four 290w panels)
    then pick a solar system that could scale; purchase panels, batteries, and charger / 2022-3
  3. Explore weatherization options for our 40-year old house (which leaks heat) / 2021-2
  4. Explore heating options for our house (baseboard + wood now), including a heat pump / 2022
  5. We hardly travel anymore by air; when we do, purchase Gold Standard offsets / 2021
  6. Reduce our water use by 25% (including a leaky shower) and use it more efficiently; 2021
  7. Keep learning; find new forums for advocating regenerative ideas and practices / 2021
Created 14 September 2021
  1. Long term, live somewhere with enough space to have a regenerative vegetable garden to feed myself and my family. In the meantime (and forever), buy as much of my food as possible from local regenerative farms through CSAs or farmer’s markets.
  2. Continue eating a plant-based diet and supporting those around me to do the same. Always remember that food choice is a privilege.
  3. Create and save a pot of money to be donated to environmental and social justice causes and organizations each month.
  4. Organize clothing and other item exchanges among friends and family -- everyone gets something “new” without waste. Personally, limit the number of new garments I buy each year, and when I do buy new clothes, make sure they are created by companies who use recycled or organic materials and pay their workers a living wage.
  5. At least once a month, call my Congresspeople to advocate for (or against) a current bill or issue.
  6. Practice yoga, other exercise, and meditation daily and explore other ways to reduce personal burnout.
  7. Shape my future educational and employment goals and choices around the intersection of what I’m good at and what I believe I can contribute to helping solve the climate crisis.
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