UN Climate Change Conference

COP26 · Glasgow, Scotland · Nov 1-12, 2021

Join Regeneration International on our mission to bring the message of regenerative food, farming,
and land use to the forefront of the climate conversation.

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Calendar of Events - Soil & Regenerative Solutions

All times GMT / London Time

Friday 5th

-Youth leading climate resilient food systems at global, national and local level - 14:00
-Climate Action in the Restoration Decade - 14:30
-Upscaling Forest and Landscape Restoration: Mechanisms for Success - 16:00
-Grazing as a Climate Solution -  18:00

Saturday 6th

-Farmers, Foresters and Landworkers Bloc at Global Day of Action March - 11:30
-Agroecology: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation in Agriculture - 12:00
-Climate Justice Digital Rally + Glasgow Rally - 19:30

Sunday 7th

-Corporate Courts = Climate Chaos - 11:45
-Global Peasant Led Struggles - Highlighting Agroecology as a Real Solution - 16:45
-Food Sovereignty in Scotland - 18:30

Monday 8th

-Seed Sovereignty & Resisting GM! - 9:30
-Soil Carbon: the science, the politics - 14:00
-We can’t mine our way out of the climate crisis - 14:00
-Sharing Perspectives on Animal Agriculture - 16:15

Tuesday 9th

-Development and Climate Days 2021 - 8:30
-Solidarity and Organizing with Migrant Workers in the Food System - 11:45
-Growing Hemp to Save the Planet, with or without a license! - 14:00
-From Crisis to Justice: How do we win a Global Green New Deal - 14:00
-LWA and La Via Campesina Mistica - 16:15
-Accelerating Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change and the Global Pandemic with Shumei International - 18:30
-Hope in Action: Resilient Responses in Times of Climate Crisis - 18:30

Wednesday 10th

-5th "4 per 1000" Initiative Day - All Day
-Development and Climate Days 2021 - 12:00
-Workshop: A care income to protect people and planet (Global Women’s Strike) - 15:00


We are in Glasgow for COP26

In 2015, Regeneration International sent a large delegation to COP21 in Paris. There, we were able, along with our partners, to raise the issue of healthy soils and healthy food to cool the planet. For the first time since the first Conference of the Parties (COP 1) which took place in Berlin, the role of industrial agriculture and change of land use in global warming was made relevant.

The urgency and the necessity of action on the ground has become more and more clear in the past years, and the recent publication of the IPCC Working Group 1 Report on the Physical Science Basis of the Sixth Assessment shows the need for all parties to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris agreement to limit the impact on global warming to a maximum of 2°C.

Our message from 2015 continues in 2021, with more and more evidence and concrete examples of how regenerative agriculture can reverse global warming and feed the world. The management of soils and their organic matter, and their capacity to sequester carbon, must be in every negotiation and commitment since it is the hope we have for a livable planet.

For COP 26, Regeneration International sent a small but very dedicated delegation in Glasgow, which will be keeping you up to date on the latest news related to regenerative agriculture. We are working on a calendar including all COP events talking about Soil Solutions and Regeneration. Also, we are putting together a bunch of printable material and useful information not to miss!

Please take note of two very important events:

  • On November 9, between 18:30 and 20:00 GMT, Regeneration International and partners are presenting the following side event at Glasgow: Accelerating Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change and the Global Pandemic. Stay tuned for more information about this event on our website, which includes speakers such as Andre Leu, Vandana Shiva, Allan Savory and many others.
  • On November 10th, Andre Leu, International Director of Regeneration International, will open the high level segment of the 4 per 1000 Initiative Day.

"Soil health" is the focus of the "4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate" initiative. Its conservation and improvement are fundamental to the sequestration of carbon through photosynthesis via agriculture and forestry and is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals of improving food security, helping agriculture and forestry adapt to climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation.

Six years after its inception and following the adoption of its Strategic Plan in 2020, the “4 per 1000” Initiative will present its Implementation Strategy, which will outline activities to achieve its 2050 goals. The initiative has entered into a phase of implementation with the contribution of its members, partners, and friends.

The overall theme of the fifth "4 per 1000" Day will be "the mobilization of stakeholders (partners, members, and friends of the initiative) by forging transformative alliances and partnerships (multi- stakeholder coalitions) to implement its 2050 Strategic Plan”.

Our Mission

To promote, facilitate and accelerate the global transition to regenerative food, farming and land management for the purpose of restoring climate stability, ending world hunger and rebuilding deteriorated social, ecological and economic systems.

Printable Resources

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Why COP26? 

Regeneration International will attend COP26 to promote regenerative agriculture, holistic planned grazing, watershed restoration and land management as essential practices to reverse global warming and regenerate soil, ecosystems and communities.

Given the considerable attention that agriculture, food production and land use are getting at official negotiations following the IPCC report and the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, we understand the importance of having a strong presence both within and outside the COP, to ensure that existing best regenerative practices are supported, and that shovel-ready solutions that improve soil organic matter, sequester carbon, and restore ecosystems, livelihoods and communities are highlighted over industrial agriculture models.


Our Plan

Regeneration International plans to advance the regenerative agriculture movement globally, linking regenerative agriculture and the climate crisis, pointing at the root causes and connections between the social and climate crises, and highlighting best local and international regenerative practices.


Our Endorsements

Regeneration International has signed on to a number of different documents for this years COP, including:

-4p1000 Open Letter for Soil Heath - To the CEO of COP26
-The Marrakesh Partnership.
-The RI Regeneration Pledge

Check back for updated endorsements.

People's Food Summit 2021

Regeneration International, in conjunction with steering committee partners such as the Organic Consumers Association, The Global Alliance for Organic Districts, IFOAM Asia, Navdanya, the International Network of Eco Regions, Savory Hub Africa, Via Organica, The League of Organic Municipalities and Cities and BERAS International hosted the People's Food Summit on World Food Day, October 16, this year.

It was a spectacularly successful event with over 522,000 people from all regions of our planet tuning in to watch and listen to our numerous topics.

It was a 24 hour global, participatory, virtual summit that started in Oceania, and moved westwards through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.

We had speakers from every continent presenting the truly good news about food production and regenerative systems — including Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, Andre Leu — panels, discussions and other live events as well as videos and music from every region of the world.

Visit the People's Food Summit page here

Interested in partnering with us at COP26?

Get in touch with us if you'd like to collaborate with us on the ground in Glasgow or in promoting any relevant events online.