Tropical rainforests are vital carbon sinks that regulate our global climate and irreplaceable ecosystems.
Put simply, forest cools the earth, and this is why we focus our work and your cash here. Carbon-capturing tropical biomes account for the highest area of forest globally. Keeping rainforest intact can provide 23% of climate mitigation urgently needed to cool our planet.
But forest around the world is being destroyed at an alarming rate despite intergovernmental promises to halt deforestation. Climate breakdown is intensifying forest loss as tropical, humid forests become drier, causing trees to die and fires to burn for longer – creating a devastating feedback loop.
Deforestation damages a rainforest’s ability to sequester (that’s capture and store) carbon and instead, releases it into the atmosphere. This affects all life on earth; our future depends on the health of rainforest.
Sequestration isn’t the only thing rainforest does for us.
These precious biomes affect our weather, the air we breathe, biodiversity and our food and medicine, not to mention that rainforest is home to millions and millions of people bearing the brunt of deforestation.
Protecting tropical rainforest is a cost-effective and potent way to fight the climate crisis. All we have to do is protect it.