Ecosystem Restoration at COP15 in Montreal

John D. Liu, Journalist, filmmaker, ecologist and Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland Foundation, joins Paul Beckwith in a conversation which took place at the United Nations COP15 event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This video was recorded on December 11th, 2022 and published on May 21st, 2023.

The conversation focuses on the work of Ecosystem Restoration Communities, the growth of its many ecosystem restoration camps, and the events in John’s career which led to their establishment.

The key message is that we don’t have a theoretical or rhetorical problem. What we have is mass degradation to Earth systems on a planetary scale and therefore we must work locally but simultaneously to make ecosystem restoration happen all over the world. Ecosystem restoration needs to be the central intention of human civilization.

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We’d like to acknowledge these two organizations without which our attendance at COP15 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, would not have been possible.


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