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We see incredible climate action take place in rainforest around the world each and every day. Find stories and news to inspire your own climate action now.

Stories shape the future.

Tackling deforestation with football

Our partners at CCREAD (the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development) in Cameroon continue to build a foundation for climate action with a focus on joy and wellbeing.   Why wellbeing? Happiness makes for a solid foundation for us…

Let there be light: A solar project in Cameroon

We take light - electricity - for granted. At least those of us living in the Global West do. However, if you stop to think about it, that simple on-off light switch transforms lives.

Another threat to rainforest in 2020: Take action on forest fires

At this time last year, Earth’s tropical rainforest was burning with more severity than ever before. As the world watched on, the Congo Basin simmered and the Amazon burned. Last year, Brazil’s Amazon rainforest saw a record number of fires.

World Environment Day: Trees are living air-purifiers.

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air. This causes millions of illnesses and deaths and needs action to be reduced. Trees act as air-cleaning machines, improving air quality in many ways.

Cooking, carbon and the Congo Basin

What comes to mind when you think about deforestation? Is it raging wildfires and vast log rafts floating down the Amazon? Orangutans battling bulldozers in Indonesia? The world’s second biggest rainforest is increasingly threatened by something much…

The impact of energy efficient stoves in Lubutu

Cool Earth has funded a community-led project in the community of Lubutu looking at reducing fuelwood use by introducing energy efficient stoves. Now this project is complete, 483 stoves have been built, and Cool Earth can present some…

Growing the future in DR Congo

Our partner communities in Lubutu face impossible choices. They are determined to keep their most precious resource intact. But they also need to feed their families and develop income streams.

The Congo Basin

The Congo basin is the second largest rainforest in the world, holding up to 400 tonnes of carbon per acre. Here at Cool Earth, we’re committed to working with communities in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to…