Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo, who received the “Alternative Nobel Prize” – the Right Livelihood Award – in 2018, is known as the ‘forest maker’. He developed the farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) method which has helped to re-green large parts of the Sahel region, 50,000 km2 of land with over 200 million trees in Niger alone. But FMNR is far more than an agricultural technique – it has also inspired farmer-led movements to re-green land throughout Africa.
A recent virtual event entitled Re-Greening the Future – In Conversation With ‘Forest Maker’ Tony Rinaudo formed part of the Daring Cities conference and invited audiences to not only learn more about Tony’s work, but also to actively engage in the conversation with him and other experts.
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About Daring Cities 2020
The climate emergency is happening right now, in our cities, towns and regions around the world. Our global leaders are struggling to address this urgent crisis. But the daring actions of local leaders are spreading around the globe.
Created by ICLEI and the City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. Daring Cities showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.
The new Daring Cities conference format builds upon the experience and network established during the Resilient Cities Congresses convened annually from 2010 to 2019 by ICLEI and the City of Bonn.
For more information and the program for 2020, visit:
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