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Our Approach
1. Meet

1. Meet

We work with communities and people who want to protect the forest in which they live. From setting up an in-country team working directly with communities to helping local charities develop their capacity, our partnerships are agile and adaptable to each location.

2. Discuss

2. Discuss

Each partnership is different. Through research and discussion, Cool Earth and the community establish the best ways to work together and identify the key threats and drivers of deforestation in each unique setting.

3. Plan

3. Plan

With a shared vision, long-term resilience goals are identified and set for the partnership. These aims will all be different, from developing sustainable incomes, or creating new education opportunities, to achieving greater food security.

4. Learn

4. Learn

Where possible, Cool Earth develops or draws on existing links with experts on the potential solutions of threats to the forest. It also looks to past successes in its partnerships, and across the conservation and development sector.

5. Invest

5. Invest

Whether it’s climate, food or finance, resilient communities are key to the long term protection of their forest. By investing in sustainable livelihoods, strong self-determining communities
have greater capacity to protect their forest.

6. Empower

6. Empower

We support communities to become empowered and continue protecting rainforest beyond the end of a partnership. We aim to have equipped them with the tools and skills to have no need for Cool Earth funds long term.

7. Monitor

7. Monitor

Cool Earth is developing robust and consistent monitoring and evaluating frameworks across all of our partnerships to make sure we can adapt to new issues that arise from time to time, and to take steps with our partners to come up with new approaches.

8. Review

8. Review

Using a combination of outcome monitoring, satellite analysis, and reviews of programme delivery costs, we can evaluate the long-term effectiveness of each partnership and the most successful approaches to achieve positive impacts for rainforest protection.

9. Report

9. Report

To progress and remain accountable to our donors and, most importantly, our beneficiaries, Cool Earth regularly reports on partnership challenges and successes.

10. Share

10. Share

The approaches that work in Peru, may often apply to Papua New Guinea. We are committed to growing and passing on the learnings and challenges of other partnerships across the tropics.

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