On episode 9 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Gregory Landua, CEO and Cofounder of Regen Network. He’s been influential in building the core foundational aspects of the Regenerative finance movement, and is credited by many for coining the term ReFi…
Some of the topics we jump into:
02:29 What was the origin of Regen network?
Galapagos goat ecology
08:00 When did you become aware of Crypto?
“First started discussing bitcoin back in 2009..”
11:31 wrote regenerative enterprise
15:39 “At this point i’m all in..lets see what it looks like to build this..”
16:26 “I started asking how would the social process be connected to an ecological process of regeneration..and Regen was born out of that question.. ”
19:29 “I’ve long hoped we could build infrastructure so it serves to regenerate cultural connect with the world..”
23:57 Backbone of Regen explained
30:36 Multiple methodologies in a credit class
31:39 Who plays the role of the verifiers?
32:52 “We wanted it to be possible for communities to self verify..”
33:42 Do eco credits have to meet vera and gold standard crediting standards?
38:18 “The foundation for ecological health stewarded by indigenous people..make sure they are at choice of participation..”
39:48 Sovereign choice of Web3 participation
43:24 Who are the key partners to help direct climate financing in the right direction?
46:40 “A big part on what we focus on.. creating credit classes”
48:00 “Easier to measure impacts on flooding/erosion than carbon soil cycle..”
49:46 Is there a minimum limit on size of land to take part in the carbon plus grassland methodology?
53:00 What are the incentives within regen for say, farmers to take up regenerative practices?
“In the initial carbon grassland pilot 85% of payment went to farmer..”
58:48 “In our early days we referred to regenerative incentives as reverse mining..”
01:00:00 “Reinvention of value..regenerative finance revolution..ecological health = wealth.. ”
01:02:28 The demand side of the equation
01:05:13 “Carbon offsets should be understood to be the first baby step towards a more radical reinvention of finance and money that starts to re-embed humans in the larger planetary carbon cycle in a culturally and socially conscious way.”
01:06:28 Who are the actors in Regen and what are the incentives?
01:10:19 “Ecological assets are the most important assets of the 21st century, if we get this wrong we’re toast..when the stakes are that high people change..”
01:12:17 What’s one thing people can do to get involved in Regen network?
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