The Brazil Initiative Lead will coordinate grantmaking and non-grantmaking activities to implement the current Brazil Initiative strategy, and will also lead the development and implementation of a new Brazil Initiative strategy for the period from 2024-2030.
The Executive Assistant to the Director of Programs plays a key administrative role on the CLUA team, leading schedule coordination, arranging travel, preparing meeting logistics and materials, and generally coordinating with the CLUA teams.
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.
Climate & Forests 2030 is a set of resources aimed at mobilizing finance to help realize the potential of forests to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect nature. The materials include a list of 10 priorities for funders 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.
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.
According to a new research synthesis by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and ClimateWorks Foundation, investments are urgently needed to rapidly develop and scale up the carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal solutions critical to reaching net zero emissions globally by 2050. The findings were released in a new online hub, “Investing in Carbon Removal: Demystifying Existing Approaches” available at carbonremoval.economist.com