The Climate Restoration Alliance
people and organizations committed to restoring a livable climate
We're committing together to restore the climate by 2050.
Everyone wants to restore a proven safe climate for our children— one that humans have actually survived long-term. Nature has done it and we can do it too if we commit to it.
The Climate Restoration Alliance connects and empowers people and organizations committed to restoring a livable climate, with carbon dioxide levels close to pre-industrial by 2050.
Is it possible?
People said that going to the moon and back was impossible in 1961. But with a national commitment, we did it.
Nature has cooled the planet by removing CO2 before each ice age, so we know that this is possible. We also know how she’s done it. By amplifying the same natural processes, and possibly others, we can restore CO2 to proven, safe levels by 2050. What we need is leadership and commitment.
Together, we can restore the climate by 2050.
What will it take to restore the climate?
In recent decades, visionaries, scientists, and entrepreneurs have developed and proven the methods that can restore the climate by 2050. Because natural methods are surprisingly cost-effective, there is more than ample funding that can be mobilized. In fact, after initial investment, we expect climate restoration to pay for itself, through the sale of goods that natural methods produce.
The major hurdle is that we as a society haven’t taken a stand to restore the climate. Since the early 1990s, United Nations climate reports and conferences have called for “stabilizing” greenhouse gas (GHG) levels. That made sense 30 years ago, but stabilizing GHGs where they are today puts humanity’s very survival in doubt.
We are calling for the restoration of GHGs to safe pre-industrial levels— and stabilizing at those levels. It’s a moral issue—we can’t accept playing Russian roulette with our children with levels higher than humans have ever survived long-term.
Does climate restoration mean abandoning net-zero?
Not at all. Climate restoration would achieve net-zero this decade, 20 years early, using nature’s methods to rapidly remove yesterday’s emissions as we continue reducing today’s emissions.
Join the Climate Restoration Alliance!
We invite you and the organizations you work with to commit to restoring a proven, safe climate and play a role in making it and help make climate restoration an idea whose time has come.
We invite you to:
Sign the pledge for climate restoration as an individual, and also as representing a group or company.
Invite your friends and colleagues to join the Alliance, too.
Commit to a monthly or annual contribution. Your donations will help fund climate restoration work and also ensure that you receive regular reminders to keep this common commitment alive in your work and community.
Add the motto: “Climate restoration is an idea whose time has come” to your social media bios. Create a sticker, “Restoring the climate” to use in your postings.
Ask your organization or organizations to add their commitment and logo on the organizations page. They can also use our logo on their site.
How will we know we’re having an impact?
We are aiming for a groundswell calling for climate restoration. The first outcome will be for global climate leadership to adopt this goal, so that humanity may flourish. Once leaders agree on the goal, we expect implementation to be both careful and swift. CO2 removal from the atmosphere will be monitored and measured.
Want to do more?
You can deepen your involvement in climate restoration by visiting the Foundation for Climate Restoration and joining or launching a local chapter. These groups are trained to joyfully influence local, regional, national, and global policymakers.
What is Climate Restoration?