Category: Ecosystem Services Payments

Satish Kumar – Be humble, you can’t outsmart nature

Philosopher, founder and director of Programmes of the Schumacher College, International Centre for ecological studies, Satish is Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist. In 1973 he walked 8000 miles to spread the message of peace around the world from New Delhi to Washington DC via Moscow, Paris and London. Among other books, Satish wrote Soil, Soul, Society: A New Trinity for Our Timed Society.

Soil Regeneration: The Four Keys to Restoring Healthy Soil

Guaranteeing access to sufficient nutrients to the entire global population, which is set to reach 10 billion by 2050, will force a radical rethinking of the current agri-food system. The industrial, linear model of farming has created diversity-free systems that require enormous quantities of pesticides and chemical fertilisers to keep yields high. Cropping and farming practices, with their intensive use of inputs, have led to the exhaustion and erosion of soil and natural systems. The long-term health and resilience of our ecosystem are in danger. However, this trend can and must be reversed.

Troy Carter and Patrick Leung on preventing speculative boom around the $5T carbon potential of degraded land

Troy Carter and Patrick Leung of Earthshot Labs discuss how compelling visualisations through their simulator impact our regenerative transition on a global scale.

Mellany Klompe, leading regen farmer going all in on nutrient density

A conversation with Mellany Klompe, the Co-founder of Soil Heroes and the Director of the Soil Heroes Foundation about how measuring nutrient density is key towards having farmers as well as consumers on board with regenerative transition.

Pierre Rousseau on how large banks finance the regeneration transition

Pierre Rousseau, the Senior Advisor of BNP Paribas’ Sustainable Business, joins us to talk about the role of banks in regenerative transition. He also talks about how monetising externalities can revolutionise the way you do business.

Nathalie Whitaker and Mike Taitoko, regenerating New Zealand’s dairy industry focussing on water not carbon

A conversation with Nathalie Whitaker and Mike Taitoko, co-founders of Toha, which is building a one-of-a-kind global marketplace with climate and environment impact at its heart.

Jim Mann, using biochar and enhanced weathering to super charge the carbon potential of ecosystem regeneration

What is the role of profit in scaling regeneration? How do we sell credits for biochar? What is enhanced weathering and why does it matter? How can we deploy billions in restoring ecosystems, increasing biodiversity, and storing a lot of carbon permanently? Jim Mann, founder of The Future Forest Company, joins us to talk about the wonders of enhanced weathering co-deployed with biochar and why this experiment deserves billions of dollars of investment.

Benjamin Ware on how Nestlé, doing $93 billion a year in sales, is getting serious about regeneration

This conversation with Benjamin Ware, manager of Responsible Sourcing for Nestlé, explores the role of large corporations in regenerative agriculture. As this is a transition, it is a slow process so don’t expect Nestlé to buy 100% regenerative products in 10 years and there might be a role for some chemical inputs in the transition.

Jasper Bertels on how to regenerate and calculate the returns in a landscape of 1M ha

A dive into a model which shed some light on the potential returns of landscape scale regeneration with Jasper Bertels of Commonland.