Embark on a journey through the lush heart of India, where the symbiotic dance between forests and food has shaped civilizations for centuries. Join us as we delve into the wisdom of the Himalayan forests, where the seeds of a movement took root, safeguarding the delicate balance of nature.

Rekindling the Forests: A Movement of Resilience

Discover the birthplace of a transformative movement – Chipko – a passionate endeavor to shield the Himalayan forests from the ravages of landslides and devastation. Explore the landscapes where forests and spice gardens seamlessly merge, unearthing the ancient ties that wove India’s rich tapestry of wealth and prosperity.

A Quest for Equilibrium: Forests, Farms, and Unity

Unearth the age-old connection between forests and farms, once harmoniously intertwined like nature’s symphony. Journey through history, witnessing the convergence of diverse cultures and communities, nurturing both sustenance and biodiversity. Unravel the colonial roots that sowed divisions between people and nature, as we unite to overcome and transcend these barriers.

Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Wisdom and Sustainable Futures

Step into the realm of indigenous knowledge, where caring stewardship of biodiversity flourishes. Gain insights from age-old traditions, where people and nature coexist harmoniously. Embrace a renewed understanding of “wild” – where compassion, love, and preservation intertwine, shaping a new narrative of unity and reverence.

Sowing Seeds of Regeneration: Empowering the Earth and Ourselves

Join the visionary journey of Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya, as she cultivates a thriving movement of biodiversity revival. Witness firsthand the transformational impact of saving seeds, nurturing soil fertility, and fostering economic democracy. Explore the landscape of abundant local economies, blooming with prosperity, and high-value goods trading that benefits all.

Redefining Progress: From Greed to Care

Dive into the crossroads of humanity’s evolution, where a crucial choice awaits. Will we choose a path leading to extinction, or will we embark on a journey of rejuvenation? Explore the possibilities of shifting economic paradigms from greed to care, reinvigorating our values, and nurturing the planet that sustains us all.

Join the Movement: Be Part of the Change

Your involvement is pivotal. Stand with us as we reshape the future, embracing the teachings of forests, farms, and indigenous wisdom. Together, let’s weave a narrative of unity, resilience, and regeneration. Embrace a world where harmony between humans and nature flourishes, redefining our legacy for generations to come.

The time is now. Embrace the call for change, and let’s embark on this transformative journey together.


GLF Climate 2021: As it happened


Hosted digitally and in Glasgow alongside COP26, the GLF Climate hybrid conference made a unanimous call for ambitious, concrete action to stop the climate crisis.

Attended by 4,386 digital participants from 145 countries, along with 481 in-person participants at the University of Glasgow, the event featured 400 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders.

Across 67 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches and climate talks, GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change explored the potential of three key climate solutions: forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance. Messages spread on social media rallied 41.34 million people around concrete ways to address the climate emergency as quickly as possible.


Decolonizing the economy


Where is the dividing line between “civilization” and “the wild”? These concepts are rooted in colonialism, says Indian scholar and environmental activist Vandana Shiva – and it’s time to rise above them.

Learn more about Navdanya, an organization founded by Vandana Shiva.

Vandana Shiva: How to decolonize the global economy

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): India

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