REDD+ Business Initiative

The REDD+ Business Initiative leverages the power of coalition to amplify tropical rainforest conservation. Watch the video to the right to find out more.

REDD+ Business Initiative

Businesses of all sizes around the world are looking for meaningful solutions to the climate crisis, and working together we can do so much more. The REDD+ Business Initiative was founded to make this happen. It is a unified platform to protect and conserve our natural capital as a powerful contribution to the fight against climate change. We know that nature-based solutions such as sustainable agriculture and forest conservation are able to deliver nearly 40% of the emissions reductions needed to secure a 1.5oC pathway.  And we know we have limited time to make this happen.   

Forests

REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) is a program developed under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in which developing countries are rewarded financially for any emissions reductions achieved by reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

Biodiversity

More than 50% of all animal and plant species are found in tropical rainforests. So, halting deforestation is crucial for saving global biodiversity.

CO-2 emission reduction

Forests store carbon and if they are cut, this carbon is released. This is a major cause of climate change. Stopping deforestation is about the same as stopping emissions from all traffic on earth.

Local people

About 500 million of the poorest people in the world depent on tropical forests fort heir livelihoods. REDD+ projects aim at improving agroculture in the vicinity of forests in order to improve the economic circumstances for the local communities and to release the pressure on the forest.

Partners