Keep forests standing, Cultivate sustainable practices in agriculture, and Fight climate change


Rainforest Alliance

Dear Kevin,
I’ve just posted some thoughts on our website about the recent U.S. election and its potential impact on the climate.
Our resolve to keep forests standing, cultivate sustainable practices in agriculture, and fight climate change is stronger than ever, but we can’t do it alone. It remains to be seen what this new administration can or will do so we must stay vigilant and committed. I sincerely hope you will join us in our effort to keep the momentum we have worked so hard for, regardless of who is in the White House.
Thank you,

Nigel Sizer
President
Help create a world where people and the environment prosper together.

What’s at Stake

Forests are critical to the survival of every living thing on Earth. Forests clean the air, regulate weather, absorb greenhouse gas emissions, and stabilize the climate—both global and local. Not to mention, forests provide habitat for 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and livelihoods for 1.6 billion people.

Burning Peruvian forest

What’s at Stake

Agriculture drives 80 percent of global deforestation and about 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Maximizing harvests on existing cropland is critical to a secure global food supply. The race to feed the world’s growing population (9 billion by 2050), while conserving our natural resources, begins now.

Rice field in Bac Son, Vietnam

What’s at Stake

Drought. Flood. Shorter growing seasons. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farming and forest communities around the world, the impacts of climate change are already real rather than hypothetical. In today’s hyper-connected world, fighting climate change and building resilience to its impact are urgent priorities for us all.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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