In his 17 years in Niger, world-renowned agronomist Tony Rinaudo discovered an embarrassingly simple and affordable method of regreening land by reviving damaged trees rather than planting new ones. It’s a technique that not only alleviates poverty and soaks up carbon, but also costs almost 36 times less than planting trees from scratch.
This is not some green fantasy. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) has, from small beginnings, already regreened more than 18 million hectares in 27 countries, reduced our carbon footprint and transformed millions of lives and livelihoods.
Tony shares his insights and inspiring life story in his new autobiography The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis published by ISCAST–Christians in Science and Technology.
For his influential contributions, Tony has received the Right Livelihood Award and was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia. He is now the Principal Climate Action Advisor with World Vision Australia.
Join Tony online to launch his new book with friends from around the globe.
This launch will consist of an address from Oscar-award winning filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff (director of The Forest Maker, the documentary film on Tony's work), a short talk, readings from the book, and a Q&A.
A Zoom link will be sent to your email the morning of the event.
This event is hosted by ISCAST–Christians in Science and Technology.
7:00 PM: Address from Oscar-award winning filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff
7:10 PM: Talk & Readings from Tony
7:40 PM: Q&A
8:00 PM: Event finishes