Foundation for Climate Restoration: Equity as the Fourth Principle to Climate Restoration

The Solutions Journal


Delaney Pues, Director of Solutions, Equity & Stewardship

Climate change is a universal problem that has already and will continue to be felt earliest and hardest by those individuals with the least means to confront the intersectional crises it exacerbates and whose actions contributed the least to the problem. As stated in the 2022 IPCC Report, “Vulnerability of ecosystems and people to climate change differs substantially among and within regions, driven by patterns of intersecting socio-economic development, unsustainable ocean and land use, inequity, marginalization, historical and ongoing patterns of inequity such as colonialism, and governance.”[2] While solutions to the climate crisis have the potential to remediate these problems, their implementation also has the potential to threaten the livelihoods of climate vulnerable populations and nearby communities if not addressed in a way that considers patterns of inequity. 

Earth 911


Delaney Pues, Director of Solutions, Equity & Stewardship

One of the world’s best-kept secrets to sustaining life on this planet has been right under our feet. As practiced by communities of color for thousands of years, regenerative agriculture has risen to popularity again, and this time as a potential climate solution. The IPCC released a series of alarming reports, revealing that our food systems contribute to an estimated 21% to 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions stem from agriculture and land use, storage, transport, packaging, processing, retail, and consumption.

So it’s not surprising that climate conversations around the world are focusing on agriculture and soil. But is there potential to reverse climate change through soil carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture?



Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

It was a great pleasure and honor to have been asked by the Foundation for Climate Restoration to moderate an expert panel on Direct Air Capture (DAC) at the end of April as part of the Foundation’s Solution Series.



Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

Since starting to write about ClimateTech ventures and topics related to adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change, the one topic in which I have received the most consistent reader interest has been that of Direct Air Capture (DAC).



The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) today launched its Solution Series to educate, inspire, and ignite advocacy for the implementation of the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions that can restore our climate. The Solution Series will highlight a range of CDR processes that can be employed to permanently remove legacy carbon at the gigaton-scale required.

The Santa Barbara Independent


Rick Wayman

What a gift that scientists based in our coastal community are studying the conditions under which kelp forests can thrive (“Seeing the Kelp Amid the Forest at UC Santa Barbara”). I’m all for better ice cream and better toothpaste to clean my teeth afterward. But what has me so enthusiastic about kelp is its ability to sequester massive amounts of excess carbon dioxide that humans have released into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

News Ghana


Amisty Nobo

Prominent Liberian youth climate activist, Ezekiel Nyanfor and his team mate, Kadiatu A. Sheriff have been selected as recipients for the first-ever Youth Leaders for Climate Restoration (YL4CR) Innovator Award 2021.



Aiyesha Swarnn, Youth Leader for Climate Restoration

Climate change has always been a pressing issue since the 1980s, yet it is only now that it is being taken more seriously by governments and high-ranking politicians around the world. But is it enough?

New York Times


Rick Wayman

On a bad day, I can’t fight the feelings of frustration and anxiety about the climate catastrophe humans have brought about. Even on my good days, I know that the big polluters are still running amok.