Our planet is in a rapidly degenerative cycle mostly due to human impact. Around the world, rural regions offer a hopeful future, given their key role in stewarding the land and providing food for the surrounding populations. Also, due to the smaller size of rural communities, they provide fertile ground for testing alternatives that can catalyse and accelerate social and ecological change.

Community Catalysts for Regenerative Development aims to contribute to the shift towards a new paradigm, a new vision of the world that moves in a different direction from the globalisation process, inspired by ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, breaking patterns of separability between humans and nature.

This toolkit is framed within an international model with broad legitimacy that allows intercultural dialogue – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 – and presents practical tools to assess and implement them locally, namely SDG’s Flash Cards, Equilibrium – Catalyse Community Towards Resilience and WeLand – Making Sense of Place.

It is an effective and inclusive way for actors in a community to develop strategies and actions for regenerative livelihoods through a nature-based design journey that brings integrity, meaning and sense of belonging while actively contributing to the global goals.

Regenerative Development is designed to move beyond sustainability. While sustainability focuses on development today that protects the ability of future generations to develop, the priority of regenerative development is to apply holistic processes to create feedback loops between physical, natural, economic and social capital that are mutually supportive, self-organising and self-evolving.

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