Article | 03 Nov, 2021

Launch of Regen10 at COP26

Regen10 is an ambitious collective action plan to scale regenerative food production systems, worldwide, in a decade. The initiative will put farmers at the heart of a global effort to transform agricultural systems, so that by 2030, over 50% of the world’s food can be produced in a way that drives positive outcomes for people, nature and climate.

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Photo: Fogoh John Muafor / TRI Cameroon

Regen10 will drive alignment and convergence of existing food and farming sector initiatives, and scale-up collective action, by bringing together farmers, along with businesses, investors, NGOs, and policymakers to accelerate system change. 

"Through its interventions, Regen10 will play a key role in strengthening the agriculture and food systems’ contributions to the Paris Agreement, while halting and reversing nature loss, building resilience, and enabling farmers to earn decent incomes for the vital role they play as stewards of the land" said Chris Buss, Director, IUCN Centre for Economy and Finance.

Regen10 will work in partnership with a wide range of food system stakeholders to drive action in 3 areas that together can unlock system tipping points by 2025 and enable widespread scaling of regenerative systems by 2030: enabling a global farmer community; establishing harmonised definitions, outcomes, and metrics; and developing and enabling pathways to regenerative food systems.

It is not possible to keep 1.5 alive, halt and reverse nature loss, or deliver the Global Goals, unless we act now to radically transform food production systems. Regenerative food systems hold the key. Farmers already have the solution, many of them have been doing it for years. What makes Regen10 so powerful is that it puts farmers at the centre of the transition, and brings together stakeholders, from across the system, to enable them” said Paul Polman, Co-Chair, Food and Land Use Coalition and Founder of IMAGINE.

In the next 6 months, Regen10 will mobilise the global farmer community and engage stakeholders across the food system to design a first wave of interventions that will be delivered by UNFCCC COP27. By 2030, Regen10 aims to have played a catalytic role in enabling:

  • Over 50% of world’s food to be produced in a way that drives regenerative outcomes
  • Over 50% of the world’s agricultural land to be farmed in a way that reverses nature loss and supports decarbonisation in line the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Over 500m farmers to apply regenerative production methods, receiving a fair income for the outcomes they deliver, and
  • Over $60bn per year to be deployed to finance the transition

A broad alliance has come together to deliver the initiative, including: World Farmers Organisation, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Food & Land Use Coalition, World Bank Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), SYSTEMIQ, IMAGINE, We Mean Business Coalition, Future Stewards, OP2B, Sustainable Food Trust (Global Farm Metric), and Club of Rome. Many more organisations and companies have expressed their support for the initiative and will be actively involved in delivering its 2030 ambition.

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