Accelerating the Shift to Global Regeneration
Agriculture and ecosystem mismanagement are among the largest drivers of environmental degradation and climate change.
Yet they hold the potential to be the largest force for reversing climate change and regenerating the planet.
Regen Foundation cultivates the growth of regenerative agriculture, holistic land management, and marine stewardship through the development of technological tools, scientific inquiry, and capacity building.
As the nonprofit arm of Regen Network, we are committed to a diverse community of stakeholders to build the tools of regeneration.
THE THREE PILLARS
Regen Foundation is stewarding a global shift toward regenerative approaches to land and water management. We are advocating for the use of Regen Network’s key environmental verification protocols and investing in the development of eco-apps for achieving and rewarding ecological regeneration, using the following three pillars:
1. Scientific Research
We facilitate an open and collaborative process to produce scientifically robust, context specific protocols for the verification of ecological outcomes worldwide.
We are committed to open source development and believe that open and shared protocols are a key driver for the acceleration of planetary regeneration and a re-establishment of a healthy commons.
2. Education and
Regen Foundation brings together a co-creative educational network focused on the scientifically proven practices and a processes that lead to robust environmental resilience.
Technological advances and emerging markets for ecosystem services can be challenging to navigate. Regen Foundation aims to make access to the changing landscapes of ecological agriculture accessible to the agricultural community.
3. Technological Tools
for the Commons
Regen Foundation convenes an open source community and coordinates work on critical elements of decentralized governance and computing in the domain of ecological regeneration.
Regen Foundation is part of a development community bringing agricultural and ecological data into a trusted computing environment. Regen Foundation ensures the future of Regen Network and Regen Ledger are decentralized and democratic.
Scientific Research and Inquiry
Our in-house Science Team is creating automated verification processes to determine specific ecological changes in land in an open and trusted format. We call these algorithmic verifications “Ecological State Protocols,” better known as ESPs. An ESP can be simple (i.e. observing an increase in vegetation), or complex (i.e. quantifying carbon sequestration in soil).
After years of working in the agro-ecological space, we saw the clear need for a trusted and transparent verification mechanism that is agile and responsive to a context-specific world. This network could unlock the ability for the world’s farmers to engage in the regeneration of our planet and be recognized for those actions. We unveiled our project at Devcon 3 in Cancun, and shortly after published the Regen Network Whitepaper.
As the Regen Network concept solidified, we legally incorporated Regen Foundation and were awarded fiscal sponsorship from Buckminster Fuller Institute. We assembled a powerful board of directors and initiated Regen Consortium. The project began getting global recognition, being invited to speak at dozens of events including the United Nations Development Project Internal Retreat, World Bank Technology Innovation Lab, and the Caux Forum on Land and Security. We also created our first in-house Ecological State Protocol in the form of the Till/No-Till protocol.
All systems go! Our aims for 2021 are to build the online infrastructure for catalyzing the community that want to work together toward regeneration, to bring together the right people and technology for the collaborative development of a broad set of Ecological State Protocols, and really establish the organizational structure in such a way that it serves the myriad different groups that would benefit from open and trusted ecological protocols.
Collaboration with dozens of organization from public, private and social sectors. Millions of acres of impact verified using ESPs developed through Regen Foundation.
Regen Foundation is a Delaware 501(c)(3) public charity, created to support the growth of Regen Network and develop and maintain Regen Ledger software, associated compute infrastructure, key protocols, and frontend apps for achieving and rewarding ecological regeneration.
Regen Foundation‘s governance is founded on the understanding that humans in conscious relationship with ecosystem functioning can engage in systemic developmental co-evolution. The Foundation‘s mission is to explore the use of technology to grow human capacity to understand, value, and incorporate ecosystem health into our accounting and decision making across all governmental, corporate, and societal activities. We believe that agriculture - land, and marine management practices - are a key to the regeneration of this planet, and that together we can solve humanities greatest challenges.