Our Road to Paris & COP21

Posted by on Nov 21, 2015 in News, The Hummingbird Project | Comments Off on Our Road to Paris & COP21

We are pleased to announce that The Hummingbird Project will be attending The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris as part of the Navdanya/Regeneration International delegation. The particular mission of this delegation is to spread, far and wide, the message about the power of regenerative organic agriculture to cool the planet and feed the world.

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As we look forward to the progress that we hope will be made at COP21 the recent tragedies in Paris continue to weigh heavy on our hearts. Yet they also stiffen our resolve. Climate change “fans the flames of conflict in many parts of the world,” which makes the Paris Climate Conference, in a sense, a peace summit. Its success is therefore all the more imperative. We will prevail because, quite simply, we must.


As members of the Navdanya/Regeneration International delegation, some of the key events we will be attending include:


Workshop on Regenerative Agriculture and Land Use
Date: 9.00 – 17.30 December 3, 2015
About: This workshop is an opportunity to share skills and expertise and learn more about regenerative agriculture and land use, soil carbon sequestration, and mitigating climate change. Taking place at the beginning of our time in Paris, this interactive workshop will provide participants with an overview of the concept, science, and philosophies of regenerative agriculture and land-use practices.


Rights of Nature Tribunal
Date: 9.00 – 18.30 December 4-5, 2015
About: The Tribunal will feature internationally renowned lawyers and leaders for planetary justice, who will hear cases addressing issues such as climate change, GMOs, fracking, extractive industries, and other environmental violations. RI Steering Committee members Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, and Andre Leu will put Monsanto on trial for violating the rights of nature.


Citizen’s Pact Launch
Date: 15h30 – 17h30 December 5, 2015
About: On the afternoon of December 5, 2015, leaders will gather at La Villette in Paris and plant a ‘Garden of Hope’ as a reminder that our seeds, our soils, and our biodiversity, kept in the hands of local farmers and caring citizens are the keystones to a prosperous and secure future – for Earth and for humanity. As Earth citizens, we will launch/sign a Pact with the Earth and with each other to defend our commons – our seeds, soil, water, biodiversity, air and climate systems –  each essential to building a resilient climate, and to affirm that in ecological organic agriculture and local food systems lie the answers to the food, nutrition and health crises, water and climate crises, and the potential for millions of climate refugees.


Cool the Planet, Feed the World: The Power of Regenerative Food and Farming to Save the Planet
Date: 18h00 – 21h00 December 7, 2015
About: Join Regeneration International for a discussion about reversing global warming through regenerative organic agriculture. Speaker lineup: Vandana Shiva (Navdanya), Ronnie Cummins (Organic Consumers Association), Andre Leu (IFOAM Organics International), Hans Herren (Millennium Institute), Tom Newmark (The Carbon Underground). Topics will include (1) How Degenerative Food Farming and Land Use Are the Major Cause of Global Warming; (2) How Regenerative Food, Farming, and Land Use Can Reverse Global Warming; (3) Why So-Called “Climate Smart” Agriculture is not the Solution; (4) Strategies and Tactics for Spreading the Regeneration Movement Across the World.


How Can You Help?

We are thrilled to be able to participate in this momentous conference, and invite you to participate as well. We are there to demand action from our world leaders. Do the same by adding your name here.

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