World Soil Day: December 5, 2016
Tom Goreau: Dr. Tom Goreau, keynote speaker at Tufts University’s Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming,” November 22nd, 2014.
In November 2016, the Commonwealth Secretariat held a conference about its Initiative on Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change as part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. At that conference, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland asserted that “our priority is to move from agreement to action,” and called for “pioneering approaches” to climate change. The Commonwealth Secretariat is an intergovernmental organization with 52 member countries and 2.5 billion people, one third of the world.
We are calling on the FAO and World Soil Day to focus on global action projects to increase soil and biomass carbon! Soil is the down-to-earth solution to reverse global warming and sea level rise: put the CO2 safely back in the ground where it came from!