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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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How to make a Tippy Tap

Want to make your own tippy tap? All you need is three sticks, some string, a water container and a hot nail. That’s about it. With some simple materials that can easily be found even in remote places, families can create…

The Rainforest Lover

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. A day that fills most of us rational beings with dread as soon as February comes round. Saying that we have a Love Story worthy of making even the most stony-hearted among us…

The power of sharing knowledge

Knowledge is even more powerful when it’s shared. This simple fact underpins Cool Earth’s rainforest partnerships. Whether it’s new, sustainable methods of fish farming, clever water storage, or the smartest school toilets you’ve ever seen, neighbours sharing bright ideas saves…

Doing Good Better

A recent book has cited Cool Earth as one of the best charities to give to if you want your money to have the most impact on climate change. Doing Good Better is a new book by William Macaskill, Associate…

El Niño and the rainforest

The monster El Niño in the Pacific is inflicting a severe drought on Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the Pacific and beyond. It’s affecting about 2.5 million people in Papua New Guinea alone. Forecasters worry that the weather could…

Cool Earth wins P.E.A. Award for best international NGO

Sustainability champions named at green carpet event in Brighton on Saturday 3rd October. The P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement) Awards recognise the crucial contributions of the inspirational people who are making difference to the green agenda. This year marked the fifth…

Biodiversity in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has extremely high biodiversity. The total number of different plants and animals in Papua New Guinea is not accurately known but almost certainly exceeds 200,000 species. Scientists estimate that more than half the plants and animals found…

Cool Earth and the Sustainable Development Goals

The 193 member states of the United Nations have agreed 17 goals for sustainable development, to be met by 2030. The goals are intended to provide a pathway to a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future for all countries. Only…

The illegal land grab in Papua New Guinea

5.2 million hectares of land in Papua New Guinea has been handed over to loggers. In 1996 the government developed a scheme granting Special Agricultural Business Leases. It allowed land owned by communities to be leased, with their consent, to people…