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Schools taking action for rainforest protection

The Awajún communities of Urakuza and Huaracayo steward over 18,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon rainforest. The schools of both communities actively engage in rainforest protection activities, strengthening the knowledge of children of all ages so that they can lead the…

Huaracayo strengthened for the protection of its forests

Thanks to this community-led project, more than 1800 hectares of the rainforest could be protected. Huaracayo, inhabited by almost 600 members of the Awajún indigenous people in the Amazonas region, has decided, together with Cool Earth, to…

People vs. the climate crisis in Papua New Guinea

What are people on the ground doing to address environmental issues in Papua New Guinea? Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the most ecologically diverse countries on the planet, with an estimated 7% of the world’s…

Lula vs Bolsonaro – Hope for the Brazilian Amazon

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a 15% lead in the polls ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the first round of elections due on October 2nd (Reuters) . If 50% of the vote isn’t secured by either…

Bolsonaro out, Rainforest wins?

Human rights violations? Mass deforestation? Environmental destruction?   Bolsonaro’s presidency has jumped from one crisis to the next and, although current polls in a new election are currently against him, there is no doubt that significant damage has already been…

The Asháninka speak up to put fires out

The latest report from Global Forest Watch shows tropical rainforests are in the midst of a recurring wildfire epidemic – news that isn’t new to us, or you.   The global smoke alarm is sounding. The report (April ‘22)…

Global Forest Watch Report: The Results Are In.

This week, Global Forest Watch released its annual analysis of 2021 tree cover loss in the Global Forest Review. We can’t sugarcoat it – the findings by Global Forest Watch are stark. Large areas of tropical and boreal forest that…

A landmark deforestation pledge: Cool Earth responds

A landmark deforestation pledge was announced today at COP26 to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030, with £8.75 billion of public funds committed to protect and restore forests, alongside £5.3 billion of private investment. Cool…

From hero to zero? Cool Earth examines The UK government’s Net Zero strategy

The UK government's latest climate strategy was released last week to a somewhat subdued response. In the run-up to COP26, Deputy Director Dr Hannah Peck takes a deep dive into the report and shares Cool Earth’s take on why these proposals fall short, and how we can all act now to reverse the tide of climate change.