SOCAP Virtual 2020 – Climate Restoration: The key to solving climate change by addressing the 95% of CO2 that not enough people are talking about

October 20, 1 PM to 3 PM ET

Legacy carbon dioxide, which has been building up since the Industrial Revolution and lasts thousands of years in the atmosphere, comprises 95% of the excess CO2 that is causing climate change. In addition to mitigation and adaptation, we must also restore the climate, meaning remove and store the excess carbon that has been put in our atmosphere over the last two centuries. Just as with mitigation and adaptation, this will require significant philanthropic, market based, and government investment in the land- and ocean nature based and technological solutions that will remove and permanently store carbon. It will also take citizen awareness, behavior change, political will and private sector innovation and entrepreneurship. Going beyond net zero to net negative is a must if we are going to solve the climate crisis.


September 22, 2020

11:00 AM EDT – Carbon Removal: The Road to COP26

Carbon removal at scale, utilizing existing and emerging natural and technological solutions, is a critical third pillar of global climate transformation, especially when linked effectively with substantially accelerated and augmented mitigation and adaptation efforts. There is a growing set of initiatives from stakeholders across sectors – governments, international organizations, corporations, civil society groups, academic institutions and others – to dramatically advance carbon removal efforts worldwide. A Global Carbon Removal Task Force has been established to launch a transformative multi-stakeholder SDG17 Global Partnership on Carbon Removal to be launched by COP26. Come hear about an UNGA Resolution and get engaged in innovations being advanced in the areas of solutions, policies, investments, and other critical areas for global carbon removal.

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September 15-18, 2020

Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) hosted the Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum from September 15–18.

The forum coincided with the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week, two global events that convene all sectors around sustainability and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. F4CR leveraged this moment to mobilize action, highlight innovations, convene global leaders and support acceleration by all sectors to restore the climate by 2050.

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June 25, 2020

1:00 PM EDT – Journey On: Climate Restoration – A Path to Climate Positive

The COVID-19 pandemic is set to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 8% in 2020 – the large decrease ever recorded. What does that teach us about our ability to reduce emissions, and how can youth step up to help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide from today’s levels of nearly 415 ppm to below 300 ppm by 2050? The emerging field of Climate Restoration sets a new goal: both to reduce new carbon emissions and remove legacy carbon dioxide that already exists in the atmosphere. Rick Parnell, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation of Climate Restoration, will be joined by his colleague Erica Dodds, Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for Climate Restoration, along with three of the Foundations Youth Advisors and Champions, Jesse Plank, Ashley Meeky, and Brooke Robertson, and award-winning College Green Captain, Emma Roth, for this session that will chart a path toward a climate positive future and discuss ways we can all get involved in restorative action for the planet.

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May 26, 2020

1:30 PM EDT – Climate Restoration: The Crucial 3rd Pillar of Climate Action

Climate restoration is critical to the future of our species and the natural world. While most climate action has focused thus far on mitigation and adaptation, leaders are increasingly realizing the importance of restoring a safe and healthy climate. Rick Parnell, Sir David King, and Erika Karp discuss how investors and policymakers are responding to these new ideas.

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April 24, 2020

11:00 AM EDT – Youth Voices and Next Steps for Climate Restoration

Climate restoration is just as important for today’s youth as it is for future generations. Young leaders will discuss what climate restoration means to them and how they are activating their networks, ideas, and innovations to bring this change to the world. F4CR CEO Rick Parnell will summarize the highlights of the week and next steps for climate restoration.

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April 22, 2020

11:00 AM EDT – Governments, Diplomacy, and Grassroots Activism

Restoring the climate will require governments at all levels to collaborate and to enact resolutions and regulations that support climate restoration. Diplomats, policymakers, faith leaders, and activists will discuss the role of diplomacy and grassroots activism in the climate restoration movement.

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April 22, 2020

11:00 AM EDT – Climate Restoration Leadership in Conversation

Join the Healthy Climate Initiative on Facebook Live with the leadership of F4CR in a discussion about climate restoration.

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April 20, 2020

11:00 AM EDT – Mobilizing a Climate Restoration Movement

Climate restoration is the global campaign to restore our climate to conditions that are proven safe for humanity. Achieving this goal requires global mobilization and global leadership. Movement-builders from multiple generations weigh in on the importance of climate restoration and their strategies for building momentum.

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April 20, 2020

8:00 PM EDT – Climate Restoration Fundamentals

F4CR COO Dr. Erica Dodds and Citizens’ Climate Education Tri-Valley discuss the fundamentals of climate restoration.

January 16, 2020

Foundation for Climate Restoration, Earth Day Network, and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors announce their new Local Governments for Climate Restoration campaign.

Santa Clara County Climate Restoration Resolution Press Conference

September 17, 2019

Foundation for Climate Restoration hosted its First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum with support from the United Nations Office for Partnerships. The Forum was held at UN Headquarters in New York and attended by over 300 people.

First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum