A conversation with Anastassia Makarieva, researcher at the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute and with a fellowship at the University of Munich, about how healthy ecosystems, and specifically healthy forests, regulate moisture and thus rain. We discuss tipping points and where to look for wet spots even in very dry landscapes.
Zach Weiss – On a mission to train hundreds of thousands of people in key water restoration techniques
A check-in interview with Zach Weiss, founder of Elemental Ecosystems and Water Stories, about his mission to train hundreds of thousands of people in key water restoration techniques, institutions, how would Zach make the space investable and bankable, and much more.
A conversation with Dr Millán Millán, director of the Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM),about restoring the small water cycle, why the summer storms and rains have disappeared and how this turned out to be connected to massive snows in the UK, and massive floods in Central Europe and much more.
Stef van Dongen – Regenerating a 100.000HA watershed in Spain while preventing the forest from burning and people from burnouts
A conversation with Stef van Dongen, founder of The Pioneers of Our Time, about how to regenerate a whole watershed, how to see value again in a super overgrown forest, water, the meaning of life, burnouts, farming, eggs, cows and a lot more.
After five years Dr Sara Scherr, agricultural and natural resource economist, President, CEO and founder of EcoAgriculture Partners, comes back on the podcast to share about 1000 landscapes for 1 Billion people and much more. 5 years ago in conversation with her, we talked for the first time ever about stranded assets in agriculture.
From Fiji to Slovakia and from Gabon to Scotland. There are very few people on the planet working on financing regeneration at a landscape level. This is a check in interview with Paul Chatterton of the Landscape Finance Lab currently working to finance the regeneration of 85m hectares across 16 landscapes.
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.
With Anastasia Volkova, the CEO of Regrow, we kick off our new series about the technologies needed to bring regeneration to a landscape scale. With Anastasia we discuss remote sending and how their digital platform combines agronomy and scenario planning with monitoring, reporting, and verification
Russ Carrington, manager of Knepp Regenerative Farms, on how and why did one of the most well-known rewilding examples in the world has recently started a regenerative farming enterprise.