Success Stories- Forests

Following UN Climate Summit commitment, McDonald’s announces initiative to combat deforestation

Comprehensive Plan Addresses All Products; Reaffirms Sustainable Sourcing Priorities

Following its commitment at the United Nations Climate Summit, food chain McDonald’s today announced a global commitment on deforestation across the company’s global supply chain.

The pledge encompasses all the company’s products and focuses on beef, fiber-based packaging, […]

21 April 2015|

Forestry Countries Call for International Partnerships to Achieve Emissions Reductions

Colombia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and other important forestry countries launched today a global challenge to form alliances which allow them to increase their climate ambitions. These nations committed themselves to quantifying additional areas for forest conservation and restoration of degraded lands, which can be […]

8 December 2014|

Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign

The objective of the Billion Tree Campaign is to encourage people, communities, organizations, business and industry, civil society and governments to collectively plant at least one billion trees worldwide each year.

12 August 2014|

Guatemala – Alliance for International Reforestation

In 1998, a group of women farmers in Itzapa, Guatemala, partnered with AIRES (Alianza Internacional de Reforestacion) to learn how to farm with trees, in order to prevent soil erosion, mitigate climate change and improve crop yields and diversity without using dangerous chemicals. The women farmers planted thousands of native trees each year, trees that are growing and sequestering carbon into the future.

12 August 2014|

Preserving the Agro-forestry system on mount Kilimajaro, Tanzania

The “Kihamba” agroforestry system that has a multi-layered vegetation structure covers 120,000 hectares of Mount Kilimanjaro’s southern slopes. It is one of the most sustainable forms of upland farming and supports one of the highest rural population densities in Africa, providing livelihoods for an estimated one million people.

12 August 2014|