2,950 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.

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Nexus details 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 *
  • Ocean Mining *
  • Palm Oil
  • Peatlands *
  • Plastics Industry *
  • Politics Industry
  • Poverty Industry *
  • Shipping *
  • War Industry *
  • Water *

Solutions

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. Spend at least three hours a week in local green spaces.
  2. Reduce meat intake by 90%, and learn at least two new recipes for delicious, affordable, plant-based food each month.
  3. Read at least two books focused on environmental justice each year.
  4. Over the next year, better educate myself on the environmental history of the place I’m living in.
  5. Commute via bike for trips under 10km each way.
  6. Power my home with 100% renewable energy by 2025.
  7. By 2022, participate in a community (discussion/ activist group) focused on increasing momentum and pressure for climate justice at least once a month.
  8. Email my local political representative to engage them in discussions on renewable energy or food system sustainability once a month.
Created 23 September 2021
  1. Share/advocate regenerative living ideas daily during conversations with family, friends, and strangers.
  2. Learn to efficiently grow my own salad greens year round as soon as possible.
  3. Detach from Wells Fargo Banking by Feb. 2022.
  4. Research/convert to regenerative based household utility use in two homes by May 2022.
  5. Learn to can more of my garden harvest goods by Fall 2022.
  6. Volunteer and participate in community activities.
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