Alana Lea
Alana Lea
Nov 26, 2016 · 3 min read

#COP22 Renewed My Hope for Our Earth

As a laureate of the French Ministry of Environment’s 100 Projects for the Climate, I was invited to participate in the first meeting of the new global consortium 4 per 1000 during COP22, along with other signatories from 34 nations.

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Regeneration International’s team became allies during COP22.

As botanical and environmental artist, envisioning future art exhibits to tell the story of the rainforest of my birth, I created a fabric banner for the first physical meeting of the 4 per 1000 consortium, collecting handwritten signatures. You’ll find the entire text of the actual Declaration of Intention for 4 per 1000 on my blog.

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The results of the event and the beauty of the banner both exceeded my expectations and renewed my hope for our Earth.

Meet a few of the people who left their mark…

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Stéphane Le Foll — Minister of Agriculture, France
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DOSSO née KONE Bassiné — Technical Advisor for Communication and Agricultural Promotion, Ivory Coast
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Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly — Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ivory Coast
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Tabaré Aguerre — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
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Walter Oyhantçabal— Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
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Paula Triviño — Tarradas-Project Manager at the European Conservation Agriculture Federation, Spain
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Professor Lhoussaïne Elrhaffari — R&D Services et Produits de Terroirs et des écosystèmes, Morocco
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Suzanne Lutfalla — Scientific Officer of the International Research Program 4 per 1000 Soils for Food Security and Climate
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Gabrielle Bastien — Director Soil4Climate, Canada
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Joanne Schanté — Open Team co-founder, France
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John Dennis Liu — Environmental educator and documentary filmmaker “Hope in a Changing Climate,” China
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Serene Liu — Assistant Researcher at Environmental Education Media Project for China
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Alana Lea with Griffen Klement — Regeneration International, Open Team and Scale Camp participants at COP22
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Andy Lipkis — Founder of TreePeople, Los Angeles, USA
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Margie Bushman — President of Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, USA
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Samuel Michel — co-Chief Executive Officer AAE-Ass.Amis Des Enfants, Haiti
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John Roulac — Founder of Nutiva & Supporter of Sustainable Agriculture
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Caroline MacDougall — Founder of Teeccino & Supporter of Sustainable Agriculture

Other signers of the commemorative banner include Isabel García Tejerina — Minister of Agriculture for Spain, Mark Sinclair — Climate Change Ambassador for New Zealand, Embassy of the Earth, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples, The Hopi Raincatchers, Regeneration International, Shubhendu Sharma, Paul Hawken, and many more…

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Year-round crowdfunding campaign — www.igivetrees.com

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