A brilliant scientist, business leader and philanthropist, Gordon co-founded and led two pioneering technology enterprises, Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, and, with his wife, Betty, created one of the largest private grantmaking foundations in the U.S., the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
A new Forests, People, Climate collaborative aims to mobilize significantly increased philanthropic funding to end and reverse deforestation while delivering just, sustainable development.
Climate & Forests 2030 is a set of resources for funders interested in helping realize the potential of forests to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect nature. The materials include funding priorities and information on what’s needed to meet them.
We have a number of current position openings available to work with us at the Climate and Land Use Alliance. Please see each position announcement for specific information on how to apply.
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Carolina Zambrano-Barragán, CLUA’s new Director of Programs, has a deep commitment to climate action, human rights, and conservation. She's held leadership positions in the public, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors contributing to sustainability, advancing rights, and climate resilient development in Latin America and globally.
Afforestation, reforestation and other practices that restore trees to landscapes offer relatively low-cost carbon removal opportunities that are ready to implement. But these practices must be done in socially and environmentally responsible ways with project oversight and policy safeguards.
Lindsey Allen is starting as CLUA’s new Executive Director. Lindsey comes to CLUA with a deep commitment to forests, climate, and rights, including leadership roles at Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA.
Peatlands hold a disproportionate share of the world’s soil carbon stocks, but commercial interests are turning these environmental assets into long-term sources of emissions by draining soil and degrading ecosystems. Restoring natural water flow and saturating peatland through a process commonly referred to as “rewetting” can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slow subsidence and reduce the risk of wildfire.
Forests naturally remove about 11.7 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year – roughly a third of total fossil fuel emissions. This basic fact means that, if the world’s forests didn’t exist, there would be a lot more CO2 in the atmosphere, and the oceans would be considerably more acidified.