Climate change advocates welcome regenerative development approach
Small islands facing the threat of imminent extinction woke up this morning to a ray of hope following the launch of a “revolutionary” Commonwealth approach to climate change. It’s called “Regenerative Development” and it has the potential to reverse climate change through measures that take carbon out of the air and put it back in the soil. Yesterday, at a conference at Commonwealth Headquarters in London, activists and climate thinkers came together to chart the way ahead.
Paul Hawken, the founder of Project Drawdown and a speaker at the event, has identified 100 existing solutions to climate change. His recently-published book on the subject is the first of its kind to top the New York Times best seller list. “The goal is not mitigation it’s not reduction, it’s not stabilisation, those goals are on the way perhaps, but in order for us to continue to be a civilisation that makes sense and progresses we need to name the goals that we want, and the only goal that makes sense is actually to go back the other way. Otherwise we are just going off the cliff more slowly. And what we are trying to do is basically look at the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change and global warming, all of which exist, all of which are happening,” he told the participants.