Ark2030 is a global initiative to restore planet Earth to a state of equilibrium.
The goal is to restore the 500 million of hectares of ecosystems destroyed by mankind since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
The Ark2030 programme will support a massive coordinated effort to scale up the most effective approaches to protecting and restoring the world’s most important ecosystems.
The mission is to create landscapes and oceans that are resilient to the emerging climate extremes facing our planet.
This coordinated mobilisation of resources, capability, purpose and funding is being delivered by a global team, led by Ark2030 chairman Stephen Fern.
Tech meets indigenous expertise
Since presenting at the United Nations in NYC during the 2019 Global Climate Summit, Ark2030 has gained significant momentum.
It’s focused on developing an operating framework to support priority projects as part of a decade of strategically planned actions, working with a network of organisations led by the Global Evergreening Alliance.
‘Bringing governments, science, academia and technology together with landowners, and indigenous expertise, Ark2030 is a truly global collaboration of wisdom, knowledge and expertise, driving global and local Eco System Restoration programmes around the world’, said Stephen Fern.
Stephen was speaking at the launch of Restore Australia, which set out plans to restore Australia’s great ecosystems – including the 10 million hectares of landscape destroyed by the recent fires and the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.
Through the rest of the year, Ark2030 will reveal the strategic plans for Restore Africa, Restore India and Restore South America.
Rewards vs donations
Ark2030 is coordinating a funding programme that shifts away from the donor model it says ‘has failed to deliver the scale of response demanded by the climate crisis’.
It’s replacing this with a blend of financing programmes, hubbed around an innovative global customer rewards programme that connects projects to consumers via the brands and businesses that are supporting the Ark203 initiative.
As chairman of the G9, a private network of global business families, Stephen Fern was uniquely connected to the business leaders searching to engage consumers with the message that they care about the planet and are willing to commit significant resources to their sustainability initiatives.