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.
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.
In advance of the IPCC report, scientists highlight five often overlooked reasons why limiting global warming requires protecting and sustainably managing the forests we have, and restoring the forests we’ve lost.
In support of accelerating climate ambition, eighteen foundations signed a joint statement affirming their commitment to supporting the critical role forests and sustainable land use, and indigenous guardianship of these places, play in the fight against climate change.
Better forest conservation, food production and consumption, and land use could deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.
Deforestation leads to major increases in local temperatures, according to new peer-reviewed research.
Indigenous people will be supported in protecting their forest land and resources through International Land & Forest Tenure Facility.
Attempting to fight climate change without lifting up communities who protect forests is grave mistake, says Ford Foundation President.
World leaders must do more to defend custodians of natural world whose lives are at risk from big business, says UN Rapporteur.