United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals
See how Cool Earth's partnerships are working towards the sustainable development goals
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Deforestation begins with poverty. Cool Earth works with communities to put them back in control of their resources: providing funds and support to help them out of poverty and keep their most valuable assets standing.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Forests are a secure source of food for approximately 1.75 million people. Cool Earth’s Asháninka and Awajún partners in Peru are cultivating fishponds to provide community members with an important source of pollution-free protein.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Maternal healthcare workshops are helping our Asháninka partners in Peru have healthy, happy births. In every project, Cool Earth supports emergency evacuation funds to get lifesaving treatment to those in need.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Our partners build better schools and spend funds on resources and grants for students as a commitment to future generations.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The AMARNO jewellery collective in our Awajún project provides a source of income for women in the community. 98% of the women say they feel empowered as a member of AMARNO.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
This year we ensured that the entire village of Coveja in our Asháninka project has access to clean, safe water. We’re also working on improving water and sanitation in our Yakolima project in PNG.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Many of our partner communities use sustainable energy to meet their needs. Solar power provides much needed light in many of our Asháninka partner villages and we’re working with communities in Lubutu in the DRC to find the most appropriate and sustainable alternative to cooking with fuelwood.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
All members of our communities are invited to join growers’ cooperatives to improve their income. We employ community members as technicians and ensure that everyone gets a high price for their crop.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
Boats are the first thing many of our partners purchase with Cool Earth funds. This enables them to evacuate medical emergencies and purchase building supplies and other provisions from larger towns down river.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Racism and inequality affects many of our partners. Historically many of their lands were threatened by states that perceived them as inferior. Cool Earth is working to help our partners voices be heard to change the misconceptions around indigenous communities.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Many of our partner villages have set up village watches to monitor illegal activities such as logging and poaching in the surrounding areas. Our partners live in a sustainable way in harmony with the forest and have withstood thousands of years of threats.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Indigenous people have lived in forests for thousands of years and know best how to sustainably manage their resources. Supporting them to counter threats is the best way to ensure their sustainable way of life continues.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Forests are the most important natural resource for combatting climate change. Halting deforestation and degradation will go a long way to protecting the planet.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Deforestation on the coast of Papua New Guinea creates soil erosion, which has a disastrous effect on coral and mangrove landscapes. Halting deforestation helps keep the marine environment healthy.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
This is what our partners do best. They rely on the forest for water, food, and income and they are the best placed to keep it healthy and standing.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Cool Earth ensures that everyone in our partner communities has a voice. We make sure our partners are registered with birth certificates so they can gain access to the services they need, and we help to build and train community associations so that everyone has a say.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Cool Earth’s model is simple, scalable, and incredibly effective. In just 8 years we have grown from a village in Peru to working across three continents. Starting with partnerships on a village level, we’ve created a global force for sustainable development.
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