Mateusz is a regenerative farmer from Poland on a mission of putting farmers at the center of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in a profitable way. As part of his family farm’s transition to farming with the cycles of nature rather than against them, the 700 hectare farm has been in permanent grassland since 2008. It produces highest-quality hay for export and domestic market. Mateusz together with his brother Paweł set up the European Carbon Farmers, a business promoting carbon farming, developing climate finance vehicles and working on transforming agricultural policy – in particular the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) of the European Union from action- to result-based payments centered on soil carbon maintenance and enhancement. Mateusz is actively involved in the work of UNFCCC’s COP26 – Climate Champions, where he is the Regenerative Agriculture Fellow. He also manages the Regenerative Agriculture Program in Poland through EIT Food.