Quick clicks to get up to speed on Climate Restoration

By Felix Kramer

This posting is the second installment of a series on the what, why, and how of Climate Restoration and my involvement in projects to advance it. Here are Part 1 and Part 3. And here’s a link to the “meter-free” page at Medium where you can comment.

After germinating since COP21 in 2015, Climate Restoration is about to debut on the world stage. You can jump right in by watching the inaugural Global Climate Restoration Forum on Tuesday, September 17. Here’s the link for the UN Web TV livestream. (The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR), where I’m a senior strategic advisor, is sponsoring the event.) And published on the 17th at Grist, a profile of F4CR’s CEO, Richard Parnell: One leader’s journey to climate restoration.

Speakers include representatives from the Office of the Secretary-General, the UN Environment Program, the Vatican, the Green Climate Fund, the Future Coalition (Youth Climate Activists), Earth Day Network, and The Climate Mobilization. Sign up for the livestream.

The UN Trusteeship Council Chamber will host over 500 people on Sept.17.

Join us at the creation of the Global Coalition for Climate Restoration, launching right after the Forum at the UN. This coalition will focus on “creating, supporting, and accelerating market- based solutions, policy adoption, public private partnerships, and financing for restoration solutions.” Sign up at that link to join the Coalition as an individual or organization. 

Also on September 17, F4CR will release its White Paper, “Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today”. Check out the series of introductions to people, plans, and scalable, safe solutions that F4CR has sponsored at Grist: four so far; look for the next one next week!

Recent indications of growing awareness and support for Climate Restoration come from the Congressional Climate Emergency Resolutions introduced July 17. S.Con.Res.22 by Sen.Bernie Sanders has six Senate co-sponsors, including four other Presidential candidates. H.Con.Res.52 by Rep. Earl Blumenauer has 66 co-sponsors led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Both include a call to “restore the climate for future generations.” On August 27, Santa Clara, CA became the first county to call for Climate Restoration in Res 98193.

You can follow Climate Restoration’s progress as it enters the 2020 campaign at the Climate Restoration Emergency Action 2020 Bipartisan Presidential Candidates Report Card. Working with Build A Movement 2020, we launched version 1.0 on Sept. 10. We’ve ranked leading presidential candidates on five ways they can commit to “Ensure the Survival of All Humanity.” As they hear more about Climate Restoration, we hope their low grades will start to rise. Here’s the news advisory: Will the Next President Spearhead Climate Restoration? 

We started ClimateChangesEverything.org during the September 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) to to supply “missing pieces” in Climate Restoration awareness and solutions. A year later, some ideas have become operational projects; others await volunteers who are excited about Climate Restoration to make them happen. See the rundown at Snapshots of ClimateChangesEverything.org projects.

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