Given that Commonwealth countries are home to a quarter of the world’s forests, it was clear to me that we can use the power and experience of these countries to give us a real chance of tackling climate change. Twenty countries have signed up to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy so far and many more are in the pipeline.
Cool Earth is the perfect partner for the QCC because our partnerships with indigenous communities are the world-leading model for effective and sustainable conservation. Cool Earth has proved that community-led conservation works in Peru, The Congo, and Papua New Guinea. The QCC will replicate that model in forest across the Commonwealth.
Sharing the idea
One of the main objectives of the QCC is to facilitate the sharing of skills and knowledge about forest management throughout the Commonwealth. Cool Earth’s model will be shared with other Commonwealth countries who are looking to develop rainforest protection initiatives.