Climate

We're All in This Together

What's at Stake

Droughts. Floods. Shorter growing seasons. Economic insecurity. Famine. For farming and forest communities around the world, climate change can be a matter of thriving or perishing. In today’s hyper-connected world, fighting climate change and building resilience to its impacts is urgent for us all.

Burning Peruvian forest

Burning Peruvian forest

Photo credit: Mohsin Kazmi

Forests, Agriculture, and Climate

Deforestation and forest degradation account for 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture drives an estimated 80 percent of tropical deforestation—and farming activities cause an estimated 10-12 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

Our Work

Our Work: Climate

The Rainforest Alliance works with rural communities, businesses, and governments to advance sustainable economic development through training; promote climate-smart land management, greenhouse gas mitigation policies, and technical assessments; and support national governments’ participation in climate policies and frameworks.

Dense rainforest in Malaysia

Natural Climate Solutions

The Rainforest Alliance focuses on terrestrial natural climate solutions, such as forest conservation and restoration, as well as improved land management practices like more sustainable agriculture. Not only do these solutions mitigate global heating; many of them also help farmers adapt to drought and extreme temperatures. What’s more, natural climate solutions are extremely cost effective and do not require inventing and scaling up new technology.

Learn more about how we are working to achieve our mission.
 
Our Impact

Our Impact

We work with indigenous and forest communities to develop innovative carbon projects that provide financial incentives for conserving or restoring forests.

car equivalent annual emissions of greenhouse gases removed or avoided by CNCG project

351,536 cars

equivalent annual emissions of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere by the CNCG project

Through the Climate, Nature, and Communities in Guatemala Program (CNCG), we provided technical and financial support to three forest-carbon and climate mitigation projects across Guatemala.  From 2012-2014, the projects removed 1,641,675 metric tons of CO2e.

Sequestering Carbon in Guatemala

Through the Climate, Nature, and Communities in Guatemala Program (CNCG), we provided technical and financial support to three forest-carbon and climate mitigation projects across Guatemala.  From 2012-2014, the projects removed 1,641,675 metric tons of CO2e.

Students worldwide have studied our climate and environmental curriculum

76,490 students

worldwide have studied our climate and environmental curriculum

Data accurate as of June 24, 2016.

Educating Future Climate Leaders

We've trained thousands of teachers in environmental education, with an emphasis on developing hands-on climate resilience projects in their communities. In addition to in-person training, 5.1 million people have visited our website to view and use our environmental curriculum.

Learn more ways we are achieving real results.
 
Get Involved

Get Involved

Join us to create a better future for people and nature.

Tree Ferns in Black Spur Drive, Healesville, Victoria - photo by iStock

Rainforests purify air and water and absorb carbon dioxide—that makes them our greatest allies in the fight against climate change.

Sunset over the forests in Sri Lanka

Though the effects of climate change continue to worsen, the world is finally committing to doing something about it.

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