This is part 11 of a 12 part series —
The fastest way to reduce the most emissions, save the most biodiversity, protect the most indigenous cultures, and strengthen global life support services for all living beings on Earth–at the greatest possible scale–is to protect and restore wild tropical forests.
Community-led tropical forest conservation is by far the most effective means of accomplishing all of this. Conservation can be pretty easy wherever traditional forest peoples’ land rights can be restored or a local community places a strong value on its forests. The locally-focused, grassroots-centric nonprofits doing the work to connect forest communities to tropical forest conservation and restoration are often exceptionally efficient, mission-driven organizations. Growing their success is the most effective way to protect existing tropical forests. There are perhaps 10,000 people already working in this area on a daily basis. We need to increase their annual funding by several orders of magnitude to reap the benefits of their work for ourselves today and the future of humanity.
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Check out my white paper, “The Systemic Climate Solution” for citations and more detail.
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