RTE at Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming Conference at Tufts University, November 21-23, 2014

RTE will have a strong presence at the Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming Conference.

tom_goreauRTE’s Board of Directors member, Dr. Thomas Goreau, will be featured as a keynote speaker at the conference. Dr. Goreau is the President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, and is an authority of coral reef restoration, having served as the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development, in charge of global climate change and biodiversity issues. Main editor of Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase, the book is soon to be released by CRC Press.

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We are pleased to have our research associate speak at the conference on behalf of RTE. V. Miranda Chase is an Environmental Policy Researcher, particularly interested in issues of sustainable development, climate change, and the Water-Food-Energy Nexus. She will be addressing the potential for carbon sequestration through remineralization, focusing on agriculture and agroforestry project models. These can be scaled to create food, fuel and income to sustain local communities in developing countries. One case-study that will be presented features agroforestry projects outside Brasilia (Brazil), where integrated agricultural systems are being developed to turn savannah into forest croplands that sequester carbon.

Dan Kittredge, formerly with RTE and now executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA), will also be speaking.

This conference aims to promote “the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and helps reverse global warming.” By integrating many experts from a variety of fields, the conference will create a dialogue that addresses a wide variety of issues currently facing our planet.

According to the website,

Our Boston conference has a roster of world-class experts followed by an international series of events bringing together climate advocates, farmers, ranchers, scientists, social scientists, policymakers, NGOs, artists, visionaries and the general public – in other words, any and all of us – for a non-technical discussion to consider:

The exceptional potential of the biosphere to address all of our current emissions, as well as to remove the 125 parts per million of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Effective action on a global scale by applying eco-regenerative approaches to lands and waters worldwide.

The use of biological systems to re-establish healthy water cycles to cool the earth’s surface.

Our primary urgent goal in the face of widespread breakdown in addressing climate change is to further the understanding necessary to embark on the global regeneration process made possible by enabling the forces of biology. Collectively we will present affordable strategies for eco-restoration that local, national and international governments, agencies, communities and individuals may rapidly implement in order to reverse global warming.

For more information regarding the conference, visit their website at: http://bio4climate.org/conference-2014/


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