Global Climate Restoration Forum

Fifth Annual Climate Restoration Forum

The movement to restore a safe and healthy climate by 2050 is growing. Increasingly, our global community recognizes that mainstream climate goals like limiting warming to 1.5°C and reaching net-zero emissions by mid-century are insufficient to ensure the flourishing of today’s youth and future generations. At the Fifth Annual Climate Restoration Forum, we will hear from young people about their hopes for the future and what actions we need to take today. Key leaders from fields including climate policy, solutions, and climate justice will update our audience on the progress we’ve seen over the past year and the hurdles that remain. Throughout the event, youth voices and stories will take center stage. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, engage, get re-inspired, and take on concrete actions.

Fourth Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

Building on the successful momentum of its first three Forums, the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) held its Fourth Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum September 13-14, 2022 online for a worldwide audience. The 2022 Forum included two days of programming and brought together perspectives from climate scientists, youth leaders, investors, government leaders, NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, and more. Hosted at the start of the UN General Assembly and just days before New York Climate Week, the Forum provided opportunities to share the latest progress and commitments furthering action on climate restoration.

Climate restoration requires the participation of all sectors of society

That’s why F4CR launched its annual Global Climate Restoration Forum series in 2019.

To bring together an interdisciplinary group of leaders, F4CR has hosted a Climate Restoration Forum each Fall since 2019. The Forum brings together thought leaders from science, engineering, justice, economics, faith, policy, finance, and industry.

The diverse backgrounds of speakers and attendees has contributed to dynamic panels, interviews, fireside chats, and keynotes about what’s needed to create a sustainable planet for each other and generations to come.

The first Forum publicly announced the goal of climate restoration for the first time. The second Forum demonstrated that the work of climate restoration was already underway in a variety of sectors. The third Forum reported on the incredible progress that had been made already in the climate restoration movement.

In response to the global pandemic, the second and third Forum were held virtually, allowing F4CR to convene global speakers and audiences.

First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

With support from the United Nations Office for Partnerships and in partnership with Earth Day Network and Future Coalition, the Foundation for Climate Restoration hosted the First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum in partnership with U.N. Member States.

Thought leading practitioners from science, engineering, economics, faith, policy, finance and industry gathered in New York to discuss why Climate Restoration is an essential framework for climate action, and how we can safely restore a healthy climate in a single generation.

Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

The Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) hosted the Second Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum from September 15–18, 2020.

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.

Third Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

F4CR hosted the Third Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum virtually in September 2021. Building on the momentum of the growing climate restoration community, the Forum inspired further movement by illustrating the incredible progress already being made.

The Forum highlighted movements toward climate restoration among the carbon removal industry, the private sector, grassroots efforts, and more. It included multi-stakeholder discussions related to the challenges and opportunities to restore the climate.