Humanity must urgently transform its relationship with nature if we are to avoid potentially catastrophic environmental, economic and social consequences for future generations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned as it launches registration for its three-day virtual “Nature for Life Hub.” reNature has teamed up with the UNDP for this historical event. We will moderate a discussion about “Transforming production from the ground up”.
This unique virtual event takes audiences on thematic journeys for a deep dive into specialist topics such as sustainable food production, transforming finance, and ecosystem protection, and explores some of the practical solutions and ambitious actions that are paving a path toward a nature-positive future. Participants include representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society, academia, local and indigenous communities and the private sector, with the aim of agreeing on a common agenda that lays the foundations for a ‘decade of hope and transformation’ for humanity and the environment.
The opening session is held on the 22nd September on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Participating world leaders are invited to discuss advances in meeting their commitments to protect the environment, and to build on those commitments with bold, new pledges.
The second part of the Hub, a three-day virtual series of events, produced by UNDP, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with other partners, takes place virtually from October 4th through 6th. Each of the three days focus on a specific theme, under an overall umbrella of “Responding to our planetary crisis: Toward a decade of hope and transformation”.
reNature’s founder, Felipe Villela, is speaking on day two of the event (5th October) about the potential for regenerative agriculture to serve as a solution to climate change. The session on October 5th explores how businesses can embrace practices that restore, regenerate and protect nature while sustaining communities and Indigenous food systems. Under the theme of “Transforming Production From the Ground Up,” participants are invited to showcase best practices for sustainable business models that safeguard the environment, with a particular focus on food, global supply chains, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is broadcasted in English, Spanish and French. More information, including on how to register to watch the event, is available at www.natureforlifehub.org
From governments and businesses to local communities around the world, we are seeing a wholesale shift in awareness that we need to dramatically change our relationship with the planet, and we need to put nature at the heart of everything we do. The Nature for Life Hub helps raise ambition and hope for the essential transformations we need now.UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner
The Nature for Life Hub will bring the dialogue between businesses, governments and individuals seeking the transition to a more regenerative food production system. It’s an opportunity to exchange knowledge & networking with multiple sectors aiming to raise ambitious goals towards regenerative agriculture & agroforestry systems in their sustainability targets.Felipe Villela, reNature Founder and CCO
reNature Investments BV (reNature) is a Dutch for-profit organization. reNature develops and implements regenerative agriculture and agroforestry systems that generate both short and long-term income for the local farmers & community and have a positive impact on the environment.