For too long that action has been lacking. Forest conservation has too frequently meant bureaucrats making decisions with little thought to what is actually happening on the forest floor. But our partners know the understory– in fact they live there. By working directly with indigenous communities in the forest, we make sure that funding to fight climate change and protect the forests actually gets to those who are on the ground, to those who know the situation first hand and can use the resources to make sure our planets forests fight climate change.
Climate change largely has to do with Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases, called as such because they help trap the Sun’s heat much like a winter garden or greenhouse does. Made up of one-part Carbon and two-parts Oxygen, CO2 is usually balanced naturally but is accumulating in the atmosphere faster because of large-scale farming and our use of fossil fuels. Carbon also happens to be the main ingredient for plant-life (like all living things), and adds up when concentrated in a forest: