Deforestation in the tropics, responsible for 12% of global CO2-emissions, has to stop in order to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss. UN’s REDD+ framework, as referred to in Article 5 of the Paris Agreement, offers a key mechanism to achieve this. We see REDD+ as the most promising instrument to reduce deforestation in the tropics at scale. But implementation of REDD+ is slow, so the REDD+ Business Initiative takes early action and brings companies together to make REDD+ work. We achieve direct and measurable results. That is the power of coalition.
The REDD+ Business Initiative (RBI) is a non-commercial initiative, offering companies support in offsetting their unavoidable emissions with forest credits. This helps them to quickly achieve emission reduction targets, like carbon neutrality.
By doing so, we help safeguard undisturbed rainforests for their huge CO2 storage capacity, their wealth of biodiversity and the ecosystem services they deliver to local and global communities. In order to maximize our impact we focus on informing the private sector and the wider public about the potential of REDD+, on supporting companies in getting involved and on driving governments to acknowledge and support the efforts of companies.