The Regenerative Land Trust Fund Idea was stimulated by several important facts:
Present evaluation models, driven by land extractive usage, devalue living ecosystems true values.
Closing the gap between such expression of economical value and life becomes a central action of value flow.
Can we establish a land evaluation model that includes the tangible and intangible values of a living ecosystem such as: biodiversity, soil quality, carbon capturing, water retention and filtering, and many others?
Land ownership is a complex concept, conditioning our relation with land. Can we become land stewards or guardians?
Caring for the land is a paramount of our age if we are to survive on this planet.
Land ownership was a first step to objectify and justify our extractive relation with the land.
Can we evolve towards a responsible, caring and protective relationship?
Trust is a key element of social dynamics. The regenerative Land Trust Fund needs to gather the trust from investors and land owners in a regenerative partnership.
Building trust is a crucial element of our construct.
In particular, the Land Trust needs to constitute it self as a trustable societal entity, with the proper legal framing, protecting the land and ensuring it regenerative purpose.
Land Trust needs to establish the right governance and legal framing to provide adequate participation and confidence mechanisms to landowners.
Nature will be our guiding force and teacher. Understanding living systems is central to Value Flow and a key aspect of the Regenerative Land Trust Fund.
Regeneration is central to the fund purpose. Expanding the underfunding of regeneration is therefor a paramount.
The question of What is Regeneration will be a central one, evolving as our practice and consciousness evolves.
The Regenerative Land Trust Fund is conceptually built around 3 key principles.
Becoming Steward: to finance regeneration, a landowner can transact a percentage of land compromising all the land to regeneration.
Stewardship establishes a multigenerational relation with the land, similar to ownership, subject to the respect of the regenerative compromise agreement.
Land is a sacred common, the Fund is a land trustee, taking the land out of the real estate market permanently.
Exploring “unexpected” sources of economic abundance results in additional revenue streams for both landowners and investors. Examples are volunteer carbon credit markers, food networks, plants value added chains (ie. medicinal plants) and other value added economical functions.
Stimulate a second economic layer through a network of value and players, Increasing the economic potential of both the regenerated land and its social contextual community.
Investors are willing to invest in specific projects, aiming for regenerative impacts.
Investors are provided a digital token representing the land investment, this will ensure liquidity of the investment, Investors will be able sell their positions on a secondary market.
The Fund will evaluate land periodically, reflecting the evaluation into the digital token value. This mechanism will ensure a multi-folded incentive:
What have we done so far:
We are preparing our first prototype these are the aspects we are considering and preparing
The program will focus on 4 critical points, all co-created with the participants
The prototype includes the following milestones: