Help us Innovate to Regenerate Australia.
Finding innovative solutions to regenerate and future-proof Australia’s precious natural environment and communities.
The blow to people and nature dealt from the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires has left a staggering loss that requires action at scale, and recognition that business as usual cannot continue. As an organisation that prioritises innovation we are committed to dreaming big, but also to finding solutions that work for people and nature.
A future in which people and nature thrive can only be achieved if we work together. We can empower Australians to discover creative solutions and drive regeneration at the local level, realising national benefits.
What is Innovate to Regenerate?
Developed by WWF's Panda Labs, Innovate to Regenerate aims to ‘future-proof’ Australia by supporting regenerative, community-led solutions that encourage impact investment in priority areas such as food, biodiversity and climate. By forming an alliance of communities, investors, councils, corporates, innovators and think-tanks, we are establishing a powerful network equipped to regenerate Australia. To make sure we centred our work around what Australians needed, we engaged in an extensive nationwide listening campaign, especially to listen to Indigenous voices, and in bushfire-affected and rural communities.
Whereas sustainability seeks to reduce harm, regeneration takes things a big step further. Regenerative development actively reverses environmental degradation and creates a positive impact for people and the planet. It addresses the unprecedented challenges our environment faces today by enabling human systems to co-evolve with nature. Now is the time to Innovate to Regenerate.
How will we achieve this?
- 2030 Film and Campaign
Creating a compelling vision and motivating action through an evocative short film and associated nationwide campaign in collaboration with Regen Studios (makers of the 2040 film). This will set a bold new agenda for a greener and more equitable Australia in 2030, and engage communities through distributed events, screenings and design workshops.
- Regeneration Ecosystem
Building, testing and validating a Regeneration Ecosystem to engage, activate and build the capabilities of tens of thousands of Australians. We will develop this ecosystem by establishing regenerative projects with communities and experts ー projects that deliver community-wide social, environmental and economic benefits. From organic waste processing facilities and renewable energy cooperatives to regenerative agriculture and local food supplies, the opportunities are endless.
- Regeneration Challenge 2
Building an investable portfolio in collaboration with investors and other financial institution supporters, using the Regeneration Ecosystem projects and ventures supported through the Innovate to Regeneration Challenges as a guide. WWF-Australia will provide seed funding and invite investors and donors to help support the most promising solutions.