Using The Miyawaki Method To Rapidly Rewild The World

On Monday, May 30 at 12pm ET, we will host Miyawaki method advocates Hannah Lewis and Daan Bleichrodt as they talk about Miyawaki forests and their role in climate resilience, urban beautification, and connecting all of us to nature. Read more and register for the webinar here! Hannah Lewis is the author of the upcoming…

Amazon Deforestation: Why it matters to us

This April, we hosted EcoRestoration Alliance members Atossa Soltani, Rob de Laet, and moderator Jon Schull for Amazon Deforestation: Why it matters to us. This is an essential discussion on the restoration that can repair this critical system of planetary regulation. If you didn’t catch it live, stay tuned for the talk recording to be posted…

Heat Planet: Restore Ecosystems – Restore Climate

Course fee: $200; if you’re on a tight budget, a sliding scale is available at checkout. In Heat Planet: Restore Ecosystems – Restore Climate, Christopher Haines will lead students on an exploration of the sources of heat and climate disruption, and the ways that local action can significantly improve local climates. The course will empower…

Introducing the EcoRestoration Alliance

On Monday March 28, our Life Saves the Planet speaker series continued with a panel on Introducing the EcoRestoration Alliance. Members Jon Schull, John D. Liu, Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and Valer Clark introduced the groundbreaking new alliance that aims to advance the global case for regeneration through cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary partnership. Check out the related resources…

Code Red Water: Two Global Perspectives

This March, we held the latest installment in our Nature’s Solutions as National Policy conference series, Code Red Water: Two Global Perspectives. Atossa Soltani and Michal Kravcik discussed how improved water management can support functioning water cycles to meet the needs of living systems and cool the planet. Watch the recording here!

Horizonal Thinking: Toward a New Economics

In Horizonal Thinking: Toward a New Economics, Fred Jennings will focus on planning horizons and explain his approach to an ecological economics based on favoring collaboration over competition. Students will examine why and how our society has evolved toward the destruction of our ecological life-support systems, and how we might change our economic culture to…

Social Solutions: Making Systems More Resilient

In Social Solutions: Making Systems More Resilient, Fred Jennings will focus on developing a working group of people who are ready to engage in ecological economics and to address social problems creatively and intelligently. Students will develop their practical analytical skills by examining our failing democratic processes and our fisheries management systems. Beginning Monday, April…

Our Underrated Climate Ally: The Small Water Cycle

Cabezon Peak after rain, Photo by John Fowler (CC BY 2.0) Although climate change is a global issue, it can and must be addressed locally. Our overall climate is shifting drastically, but local climates are also changing, and they don’t always get the same amount of attention. Local climates change when the environment is drastically…

National Solutions as National Policy: Code Red Water

This March, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate continues its series of mini-conferences exploring how we can leverage nature’s solutions to shape policy on climate action and resilience. Our fourth installment features global perspectives on the challenges and opportunities to restoring water cycles. View the recording below, and access the chat and related resources, including presentation slides,…

Check out the January 2022 Issue of the Compendium

This March (apologies for being behind schedule), we released the tenth edition of our Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming. In this issue we focus on the relationship between vegetation and temperature, and the ecological role of animals. We welcome your interest and comments – please contact us at staff@bio4climate.org.

Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us

Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone’s minds is why? And is it related to climate change? In Arctic Meltdown: Why It Matters To Us, Dr. Jennifer Francis explains how increasing extreme weather events are connected with the rapidly warming and…

Climate Emotions: The Turbulent Turf of 21st Century Feelings

“Climate Anxiety” has become a widespread theme lately.  As Bio4Climate began planning an event along those lines, I thought of my own anxieties about biodiversity loss and global warming, and wondered how to transform climate distress into a rich, meaningful and adaptive state of mind.  I’m finding that it helps when I embrace rather than…

Kachana Station: A Home for Donkey-Led Restoration

In northwestern Australia, far from roads or major cities, a herd of wild donkeys carries a valuable promise. This remote region is the Kimberley, home to Kachana Station, a family-owned holistically managed landscape. The Henggelers have overseen Kachana Station for decades, and their management techniques have brought benefits for the soil, wildlife, and local climate. …

Miyawaki Forests and the Meaning of Regeneration

As many people know through firsthand experience, we planted the Northeast’s first Miyawaki Forest last weekend. After several months of planning, discussion, and organization, we gathered in Danehy Park in North Cambridge to create the forest. This was the part I participated in, but like so much of our work at Biodiversity for a Livable…

Nature’s Solutions as National Policy: How Animals Shape Ecosystems

This September, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate continued its series of mini-conferences exploring how we can leverage nature’s solutions to shape policy on climate action and resilience. Our second installment focuses on animals and their crucial role in shaping ecosystems and supporting healthy functioning carbon, water, nutrient, and energy cycles. Watch the video recording here: You…

Climate Is About Far More Than Carbon Dioxide

“We have to do everything we know how to do to address climate change.” – Sir Nicholas Stern But what is “everything we know how to do”? What does “everything” mean? Who are “we”? Until very recently “everything” meant reducing emissions and pulling excess carbon out of the atmosphere. That has slowly begun to change,…

Reflections on Activism

At Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, we believe that everyone has a place in the fight for a livable climate and flourishing future. We were called to this work from different places and for different reasons, but we’re united in our commitment to be stewards of nature, and to work with nature and each other…

Featured Creature (Pacific Salmon)

Spawning Sockeye Salmon (Photo: Earthjustice)

Welcome back to our Featured Creature series, where we share a creature whose evolutionary traits, special role within its ecosystem, or fun facts have captured our attention.  This week we ask, What creatures navigate oceans, climb mountains, feed forests, and motivate us to destroy renewable energy infrastructure? Pacific Salmon, of course! How do salmon find…