What is the "4 per 1000" Initiative?
“Four for 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate” is a global plan and agreement to reverse global warming, soil degradation, deteriorating public health and rural poverty by scaling up regenerative food, farming and land use practices.
In simplest terms, 4/1000 calls for the global community to draw down as much CO2 from the atmosphere as we’re currently emitting, and at the same time stop emitting other greenhouse gases.
Why is this global Initiative called the “Four for 1000 Initiative?
4/1000 refers to the average percentage of soil carbon increase that we need to achieve every year for the next 25 years in order to stabilize the climate and reverse global warming.
What does 4p1000 mean for you?
Think of the 4/1000 initiative as sort of a Global Declaration of Interdependence, an acknowledgement and a pledge, from people all over the world, to commit to a plan to regenerate our planet.
If you are looking for a way to spread the regeneration message that we can reverse climate change through regenerative agriculture and land management 4p1000 is for you! The 4/1000 initiative is the only global local-to-national climate strategy to sequester excess carbon from the atmosphere as a means of reversing climate change. As such, it is a powerful tool you can use to educate your community and lobby for policies and programs to support the regeneration of the planet.
What does it mean to sign on to the initiative?
When you sign on to the 4p1000 Initiative you become part of the international body of organizations and groups who support regenerative land use to reverse climate change.
Activists in dozens of countries worldwide are now using the 4/1000 initiative as an outreach tool for recruiting individuals and organizations to join the regeneration movement. Our hope is that these coalitions will lobby representatives at the city, county, state, national and international levels to pass resolutions supportive of the 4/1000 initiative.
Regeneration International’s goal is to get 100,000 community-based organizations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to sign on to the 4/1000 Initiative by 2020, ultimately inspiring a global grassroots movement.
Who can sign the 4p1000 initiative?
Organizations, churches, universities, cities, and states can sign on to the 4p1000 initiative here.
- Watch this short introductory video
- Read this in-depth explanation of the 4p1000 initiative.
- Read 17 Important Questions and Answers About 4p1000
- Visit the 4p1000 website for more extensive information and resources.
- Read the Declaration of Intent for the 4p1000 Initiative. This is what you will be signing on to.
- Sign the initiative here.
- Read “First Steps Toward Building a Regeneration Movement in Your Local Community” for suggestions on how to build support around 4p1000.