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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.

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El Niño’s health consequences

It’s not just the heat; El Niño and the climate crisis could impact your health. You might have heard of El Niño before, the climate pattern that drives year-to-year variation in global surface temperature and long-term warming trends. Well,…

Protecting Indigenous Peoples from Rainforest Wildfires

When rainforests burn, local communities are the ones to feel the heat. Wildfires have catastrophic consequences. In recent months, we’ve seen devastating headlines with more than 20 thousand people fleeing their homes in Yellowknife, Canada and 97 people…

Could Indigenous knowledge save the Amazon?

Over the past 20 years, the Amazon rainforest has lost nearly 54 million hectares of rainforest due to deforestation. This is caused by illegal logging, mining, monoculture farming and forest fires. Deforestation not only accelerates the climate crisis but also…

The best method to protect rainforests

A question we often get asked is: “Why is what you do better than other methods to protect rainforests? ”. The simple answer is, that it just makes sense. It’s fair to people and the “natural” world. Many of us…

Agricultural education: Awajún students get a head start

Take powerful climate action“Education and nutrition, that’s what we achieve in schools.”- Hisely Torres, Cool Earth technician in Peru 300 secondary school pupils Awajún communities within our Peru partnerships, aged between 12-17 from 1st to 5th grade are participating in…

Native crops, sustainable crops

Have you ever heard of the pijuayo? In Amazonas, Peru, this plant is about to become more abundant than ever to help 134 families in Awajún communities improve their nutrition and agricultural practices. The pijuayo is a native…

Three reasons why the climate crisis is an inequity crisis

The climate crisis not only affects the environment, it also has profound consequences for human rights. As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, the existing inequalities in accessing basic human rights for people around the world become…

5 emergencies facing Indigenous communities

Here are 5 emergencies faced by Indigenous communities due to the climate crisis Indigenous people and local communities are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis due to the fact that they live in climate-vulnerable areas and…

What is El Niño and why should you care?

What is El Niño? You might have heard of El Niño before, but if not, we’ve got you covered! El Nińo is a climate pattern that drives year-to-year variation in global surface temperature and long-term warming trends. Trade winds normally…