Community Partnerships

Cool Earth doesn’t actively seek out communities to work with because we’re not here to convince people to protect their forest. We work with those communities that have lived alongside forest for generations who know that the key to their future is keeping the forest standing but need a helping hand to protect it. We’re reliant on pro-active people and organisations like you to get in touch so we can help. Whether we’re the right fit for you or not, huge thanks from all of us at Cool Earth for checking us out.


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Cool Earth’s Approach

Cool Earth works with local communities around the world. Organisations working with communities as well as the communities themselves are welcome to apply to partner with Cool Earth.

Cool Earth does NOT:

  • buy land
  • work with individuals or organisations who are not associated with a local or indigenous community
  • find communities to partner with – communities either approach us or are already working with an organisation which we partner with
  • invest in projects which are only community development focussed without a connection to or aim to protect local forests

The Application Process

To ensure all applications are treated responsibly and that communities most in need of Cool Earth’s help are prioritised, the process from initial application to partnership is rigorous and can take time.

A typical application process has five stages and takes around six months to complete. During any of these stages, an application may be judged unfeasible for Cool Earth to pursue. Equally, a community or organisation may choose to withdraw their application at any stage.

4 Due Diligence Cool Earth will ask for more detailed and in-depth information on your organisation and conduct due diligence checks with you.
5 Agreement and Partnership At this stage an agreement and a partnership are established between Cool Earth and the community or organisation to protect the community forest.

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Community Partnerships

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