The Laudato si’ Challenge Invites Peter Fiekowsky of the Foundation for Climate Restoration to Present Solutions to Restore the Climate

Peter Fiekowsky and Emma Roseline will Co-Present Fishery Restoration and Ocean Biocarbon Pilot Program as Viable Way to Improve the Livelihood of Malagasy People – Increasing Ocean Life while Simultaneously Removing Excess CO2

ROME, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

What:
The Laudato si’ 2018 Challenge Final Event in Rome unites experts and stakeholders to discuss ideas, and make new, specific and measurable “Commitments to Impact,” to solve forced migration. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 68 million people were displaced from their homes in 2017, due to conflict, persecution, environmental degradation, and lack of economic opportunity. Applicants to the 2018 Laudato si’ Challenge present practical, scalable solutions to this global problem.

Focusing on our oceans, Peter Fiekowsky, an MIT-educated physicist and climate restoration expert, will co-present the Fishery Restoration and Ocean Biocarbon Pilot Program with Emma Roseline (Roseline Emma Rasolovoahangy), an entrepreneur and recent presidential candidate for Madagascar. Peter and Emma will present a project that uses biomimicry to provide nutrients in the ocean, combining fishery restoration with climate restoration.

Launching in Madagascar in the summer of 2019, the Fishery Restoration and Ocean Biocarbon Pilot Program will provide an opportunity for the Foundation to test the program to the benefit of local Malagasy communities, who in turn can profit from the sale of harvested fish, kelp, and seaweed.

Discussion will center around the Fishery Restoration and Ocean Biocarbon Pilot Program and its intention to supplement global climate restoration efforts with measurable solutions and technology to effectively rehabilitate marine life.

Where:
Rome, Italy

When:
December 4, 2018

Who:
Peter, a physicist, entrepreneur, and green technology investor is the Founder of the Foundation for Climate Restoration and President of the Healthy Climate Alliance (HCA). Peter is dedicated to restoring the climate by facilitating the collaboration of organizations and connecting climate restoration solutions with funders, policymakers and media. Peter’s goal is to give our children and future generations the safe and healthy climate that our grandparents had a hundred years ago.

Roseline Emma Rasolovoahangy (Dr. Emma) is a successful Malagasy entrepreneur, accomplished business leader, environmental advocate, and dedicated public servant. She is the founder and owner of PetroMad (Oil & Gas Exploration), RER & Ass LLC (Real Estate Development), MinMad (Energy and Mining), and ASE PPP (Cement, water, fisheries, and social development), and holds four MSc degrees and one Ph.D. Degree from Stanford University. She is focused on improving public safety, creating jobs, developing first class schools, protecting the environment, and building public institutions that work for the good of every Malagasy citizen.

About Laudato si’ Challenge:
Nearly three years after the publication of Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the care for our common home, the Pontiff’s prophetic words continue to ring in our ears: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (LS, 160). The Laudato si’ Challenge seeks to sustainably improve the lives of 10 million people excluded from Our Common Home by 2020—anticipating the SDG2030 objective of leaving no one behind—through businesses that are sustainable and ethical.

About the Foundation for Climate Restoration and the Healthy Climate Alliance:
The Healthy Climate Alliance (HCA) is the education, networking, and advocacy program of the Foundation for Climate Restoration. HCA’s global dialogue unites the public, policy-makers, and technical and business experts to promote the shared goals of reversing global warming and restoring a healthy climate. HCA encourages achievable solutions for drawing down excess carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and restoring Arctic ice by 2050. Find more at Healthy Climate Alliance.              

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