Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

by Paul Hawken

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Overview

A radically new understanding of and practical approach to climate change by noted environmentalist Paul Hawken, creator of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown

Regeneration offers a visionary new approach to climate change, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, equity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation. It is the first book to describe and define the burgeoning regeneration movement spreading rapidly throughout the world.
 
Regeneration describes how an inclusive movement can engage the majority of humanity to save the world from the threat of global warming, with climate solutions that directly serve our children, the poor, and the excluded. This means we must address current human needs, not future existential threats, real as they are, with initiatives that include but go well beyond solar, electric vehicles, and tree planting to include such solutions as the fifteen-minute city, bioregions, azolla fern, food localization, fire ecology, decommodification, forests as farms, and the number one solution for the world: electrifying everything.
 
Paul Hawken and the nonprofit Regeneration Organization are launching a series of initiatives to accompany the book, including a streaming video series, curriculum, podcasts, teaching videos, and climate action software. Regeneration is the inspiring and necessary guide to inform the rapidly spreading climate movement.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143136972
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 27,613
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. He is the bestselling author of eight books that have been published in 30 languages in more than 50 countries and have sold more than 2 million copies, as well as dozens of articles, op-eds, and other papers concerning the environment, the ethical responsibility of business, and social justice. Hawken is a renowned lecturer who has keynoted conferences and led workshops on the impact of commerce upon the environment, and consulted with governments and corporations throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Jane Goodall 6

Regeneration 9

Agency 10

How to Use This Book 12

Reader's Reference Guide 14

Oceans

Introduction 16

Marine Protected Areas 18

Seaforestation 22

Mangroves 26

Tidal Salt Marshes 28

Seagrasses 30

Azolla Fern 32

Forests

Introduction 34

Proforestation 36

Boreal Forests 38

Tropical Forests 42

Afforestation 44

Peatlands 46

Agroforestry 50

Fire Ecology 54

Bamboo 56

Patricia Westerford in The Overstory, Richard Powers 59

Wilding

Introduction 63

Trophic Cascades 64

Grazing Ecology 68

Wildlife Corridors 72

Wilding, Isabella Tree 76

Grasslands 80

Rewilding Pollinators 82

Wetlands 84

Beavers 86

Bioregions 88

Wild Things, Carl Safina 90

Land

Introduction 95

Regenerative Agriculture 96

Animal Integration 100

Degraded Land Restoration 102

Compost 104

Vermiculture 106

Rainmakers 108

Biochar 110

Call of the Reed Warbler, Charles Massy 113

People

Introduction 116

Indigeneity 117

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim 120

Letter to Nine Leaders, Nemonte Nenquimo 122

The Forest as a Farm, Lyla June Johnston 124

Women and Food 128

Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman 130

Clean Cookstoves 134

Education of Girls 136

Acts of Restorative Kindness, Mary Reynolds 138

Who's Really Trampling Out the Vintage?, Mimi Casteel 142

Philanthropy Must Declare a Climate Emergency, Ellen Dorsey 144

The City

Introduction 149

Net Zero Cities 150

Buildings 152

Urban Farming 156

The Nature of Cities 159

Urban Mobility 162

The Fifteen-Minute City 164

Carbon Architecture 167

Food

Introduction 171

Wasting Nothing 172

Eating Everything 174

Localization 176

Decommodification 180

Insect Extinction 182

Eating Trees 186

We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer 189

Energy

Introduction 193

Wind 194

Solar 198

Electric Vehicles 202

Geothermal 204

Electrify Everything 207

Energy Storage 210

Microgrids 212

Industry

Introduction 215

Big Food 217

Healthcare Industry 220

Banking Industry 223

War Industry 226

Politics Industry 229

Clothing Industry 232

Plastics Industry 236

Poverty Industry 240

Offsets to Onsets 244

Action + Connection

What to Do 249

Where to Start 249

Create a Punch List 250

Climate Action Systems 250

Enlarging Our Focus-Nexus 251

The Goal 252

Protect 254

One More Thing 254

Afterword: Damon Gameau 255

Acknowledgments 256

Photography Credits 256

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