…The G20 has spent a decade ignoring, marginalising, or tapping indigenous peoples for cheap carbon offsets. If global leaders are really serious about ending deforestation by 2030, the promised billions need to go direct to communities on the ground.
Cool Earth has been backing indigenous people and local communities for 15 years and has shown it is the most effective, scalable, and just way of keeping trees standing.
If we want to get real about rainforest rather than just repeat the false promises of COP21 in Paris, we need to start by addressing social and climate injustices for people who live there.”
– Matthew Owen, Director, Cool Earth