This year’s COP26 marks yet another failed attempt at tackling power structures in the food system, marked by a lack of holding polluting companies and the private sector responsible for their actions. In response to the imminent climate crisis, big tech investors and governments are advocating a range of inefficient, and often dangerous solutions that are geared towards replacing the very natural processes they have been destroying. False solutions cloaked as “climate action” include, artificial lab food, gene editing, carbon capture, carbon credits, net-zero and geoengineering. These green-washed solutions shift political power away from local communities, indigenous peoples and the most vulnerable to climate change, toward biotech companies and large investors. Real solutions to climate change should not seek to engineer or manipulate our planet for profit and control. On the contrary, they should aim to work alongside nature to restore its biodiversity and rejuvenate its natural cycles through the regeneration of ecosystems. Read more
On October 29, 2021, Navdanya International hosted an online event “Regeneration for Climate Resilience – Will the COP26 still rely on False Solutions?”, with Dr. Vandana Shiva, President of Navdanya International, André Leu – International Director of Regeneration International, and former President of IFOAM - Organics International; and Tom Newmark – co-founder and chair of The Carbon Underground. In preview to the upcoming COP26, this discussion focused on how true biodiversity-based, ecological and cultural regeneration is needed to build climate resilience for the future. Read more
By Dr Vandana Shiva Earth care and the regeneration of biodiversity and living soil is the most effective and revolutionary Climate Action in times of extinction. "The solutions to Food Crisis, Biodiversity Erosion and the Climate emergency lie in making peace with the Earth, recognising that the Earth is living, her biodiversity and biosphere regulate her climate, and are the ecological foundation of food production. The more closely and intimately we work in partnership with nature according to ecological laws, the more we serve Mother Earth and care for her, the more we intensify photosynthetic activity and increase biodiversity and biomass, we conserve and regenerate biodiversity."Read more
While Bill Gates' many investments are all seemingly justified by a noble humanitarian and environmental cause, this article exposes how his million-dollar grants into various sectors work to align public opinion and the media, international and state policy, and private companies to open up new markets for private companies. Ensuring the further concentration of failed industrial models. Read more
This webinar, featuring Dr Vandana Shiva, President of Navdanya International, Andre Leu, International Director of Regeneration International, Allan Savory, Co-Founder of the Savory Institute, was held on 9 November 2021, in the framework of The People’s Summit for Climate Justice, organised by the COP26 Coalition of Civil Society Movements.
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